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Username Post: Idler arm bushings        (Topic#339343)
FINIS-55 
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09-23-16 12:35 PM - Post#2652899    

Would like to see video of 55 idler arm repair. Or info on the ring with the notches under the castle nut. Seems like it should come off? Never did this before and no book, I have, shows details. I will drop the steering rods and the arm to do bench work, if necessary. Any tips are welcome. Love to do this stuff. Thanks, John.



 

acardon 
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09-25-16 08:59 AM - Post#2653182    
    In response to FINIS-55

There was no ring with notches originally. Does it look like this? It sounds like it may have had a aftermarket bearing installed and that is the remains of a thrust bearing. Stock rubber bushings are pressed into the idler arm and center link and the washer and nut tightened down on the serrated inner sleeve. May have to just cut the washer off. Link to steering link.




Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


Edited by acardon on 09-25-16 09:00 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Jalapeno 
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10-18-16 07:43 PM - Post#2657274    
    In response to FINIS-55

The washers under the idler and link slotted nuts (they are not castle nuts) each have a tab that fits in slots in the frame bracket and the idler pin. Hard to explain without a few pics as in the shop manual.

Jalapeno


 
55MAS 
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10-19-16 01:18 AM - Post#2657285    
    In response to Jalapeno

  • Jalapeno Said:
The washers under the idler and link slotted nuts (they are not castle nuts) each have a tab that fits in slots in the frame bracket and the idler pin. Hard to explain without a few pics as in the shop manual.



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