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Old 02-17-2017, 02:54 PM   #1
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I am trying to reassemble the steering linkages after quite a long time and in rebuilding this idler arm something looks off to me or am I crazy?

It appears there is something missing between the idler shaft and the arm itself. Surely they don't rub metal to metal do they?







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Did you just put the bushing in the idler? There are two bushings and they are different lengths. The long one goes in the idler and the short one in the tie rod.
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Did you just put the bushing in the idler? There are two bushings and they are different lengths. The long one goes in the idler and the short one in the tie rod.
Yes, I did. That is what I think must be wrong as you said. It looks like the one end is missing something, probably the other bushing?
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The shaft on the idler will go into a bushing that is pressed into the tie rod. It will be a short bushing. You will have to press out the one you have in the idler and press in a long one. Don't feel bad, I did the same thing. LOL
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The shaft on the idler will go into a bushing that is pressed into the tie rod. It will be a short bushing. You will have to press out the one you have in the idler and press in a long one. Don't feel bad, I did the same thing. LOL
Hahaha, I figured I screwed it up somehow. Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.
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Yes, long bushing goes in the arm.
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You guys that said "tie rod" do mean "center link", right?
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Thanks guys, I just ordered a complete new assembly today so problem hopefully solved, LOL.
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