Re: Oneputtster, Pics of MOOG Idler arm
OK I fabbed up two holders for the nuts per Wildo. But as I go to put in the idler arm, I am not sure how to proceed. Here is a pic of the new bracket and arm next to the old one. The old bracket goes all the way through the arm. There is a bushing in there and the arm turns quite freely around the bracket. It seems to me it needs to turn free or you will have to fight it at every turn.
The new bracket just slips onto the stud and is held there with a castle nut. If I torque the castle nut down waay tight (beyond the cotter pin hole) and grab the bracket with a channel lock pliers I can get it to turn around, that is, the stud will finally turn. But is is a very tough turn! Something is not right!
I got the Moog (center pic). Maybe the preassembled Raybestos one (right pic) would work better? Or should I keep my old one and press a couple of new bushings in there?
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Last edited by puttster; 09-24-2010 at 06:55 PM.