Originally Posted by mikemounlio
Also i get a very light sopt in the wheel. Lets say the wheel takes 2 pounds to turn it. At the 11-1 position its like .5 pounds to turn the wheel. When i tighten up the pitman arm nut it gets better but not gone. The ball joints dont move in and out but they do rotate a bit when the wheel moves.
I believe my pitman arm has a lock washer on it. If yours doesn't, it should. If it does, it may be flattened out and not doing it's job. You can always add some lock tight to the pitman arm nut to keep it from coming loose on you. Being that the dead spot gets better when the arm is tight, hopefully torquing it properly (with a torque wrench, not a breaker bar) and keeping it tight with a new lock washer or lock tight will fix that. If not, do another dry steering test and find the loose component. Don't forget to look at the track bar axle side mounting hole. Good luck!