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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-03-2010, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Idler arm bushing

Does the idler arm bushing help the steering return to center when the car is driving? It seems that the tight fit of the bushing would kinda grab the rod end that goes through it and stretch the rubber when moved and then sort of help return the steering to center where the bushing is relaxed.
Im asking this because the idler arm bushing on my Comet was replaced with a bearing kit by the previous owner and when driving the car the steering has to be physically returned to center, it doesn't really do it unguided. I just had the front end aligned and the steering/suspension isnt worn; its still pretty tight. This car has factory P/S.
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Re: Idler arm bushing

Idler arm bushing is a bushing that allows the center or the outer to move freely (if just a little stiff). The rubber is not attached to the metal like you are describing.

And the idler arm does not assist the wheel centering. it's the Caster that does that.
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