Melanie Reiff
Updated on Aug 11, 2022
A mechanic will examine your faulty pitman arm, remove it, and replace it with a perfectly functioning one.
The pitman arm is critical to ensuring your car can steer properly, and converts motion from the sector shaft to the wheels to make them turn. If it stops working, then it can become essentially impossible to steer. This replacement usually costs around $275, depending on the specific vehicle you drive.
Jerry, the car insurance super app, has assembled everything you need to know about getting your pitman arm replaced.
The exact cost varies between different Daihatsu models. For example, newer vehicle models are usually made with more expensive materials, so recent or high-end models will cost more, especially if your service requires a part replacement. Use the table below to estimate the cost for your own vehicle.
CarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
1990
Daihatsu
 
Charade
$90$0$90$901.5h
1992
Daihatsu
 
Rocky
$90$0$90$901.5h

What is a pitman arm replacement?

In this service, the defective pitman arm will be inspected and replaced with a new, working one.
With proper maintenance and attention paid to your pitman arm, it should ideally last the lifetime of your car. Keep an eye out for anything that may seem off to try and prevent a complete replacement.

How do I know if I need a pitman arm replacement?

Here are some warning signs that your pitman arm needs to be replaced:
  • Excessive wiggle in the steering wheel
  • Steering that is erratic or slippery
  • Inaccurate steering or roaming

How to replace your pitman arm

When replacing your car’s pitman arm, a mechanic will normally do the following:
  • Raise the vehicle on jack stands and remove the front tire
  • Remove the faulty pitman arm
  • Install a new pitman arm with a new nut
  • Reinstall the tire and lower the vehicle off the jack stands
  • Test drive the car to ensure everything steers properly

How important is it to get my pitman arm replaced?

If you ignore the servicing instructions in your owner’s manual, you risk losing steering control due to pitman arm failure. When the pitman arm fails, the sector shaft and the wheels are no longer connected.
When you lose that direct connection, you lose your capacity to steer, which can have disastrous results.

How to find cheap car insurance

Keep your vehicle in good condition if you want to be safe on the road—but if you want to save money, find the best car insurance coverage with Jerry.
Jerry, a licensed broker, does all of the legwork in obtaining low-cost quotes from the major name-brand insurance providers. Jerry will even cancel your old policy so that you don’t have to!
The best part? The average Jerry user saves $887 a year on car insurance.
Keep in mind that your location is another factor that determines the final cost of repairs. Areas with higher cost of living will usually have more expensive car repair services, especially if there’s less local competition. Check out the table below for an estimate of what Daihatsu drivers pay in different cities.
CityCarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
1990
Daihatsu
 
Charade
$165.83$0$165.83$165.831.5h
1992
Daihatsu
 
Rocky
$165.05$0$165.05$165.051.5h
1990
Daihatsu
 
Charade
$169.32$0$169.32$169.321.5h
1992
Daihatsu
 
Rocky
$178.67$0$178.67$178.671.5h
1990
Daihatsu
 
Charade
$185.25$0$185.25$185.251.5h
1992
Daihatsu
 
Rocky
$176.19$0$176.19$176.191.5h
1990
Daihatsu
 
Charade
$210$0$210$2101.5h
1992
Daihatsu
 
Rocky
$169.71$0$169.71$169.711.5h
Anthony
FL
1990
Daihatsu
 
Charade
$157.5$0$157.5$157.51.5h
1992
Daihatsu
 
Rocky
$164.99$0$164.99$164.991.5h
Jerry doesn’t just offer fair price repair estimates for Daihatsu drivers! Our team of writers has collected everything you need to know for every car. Here’s how much the repair costs for some popular cars:
CarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
1969
GMC 
K15/K1500 Suburban
$176.38$116.38$60$211.291h
2013
$176.38$116.38$60$211.291h
1967
Chevrolet 
K10 Pickup
$176.38$116.38$60$211.291h
1982
$176.38$116.38$60$211.291h
1969
Ford 
Fairlane
$127.18$67.18$60$147.331h
1994
Chevrolet 
K1500 Suburban
$173.11$83.11$90$198.041.5h
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With an average annual savings of $887, Jerry can help you free up funds for the repairs your Daihatsu’s needs.