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Username Post: Idler & centerlink        (Topic#355595)
new in 62 
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new in 62
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Loc: Alberta Canada
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03-12-19 10:20 PM - Post#2761972    

back again....I recently asked about pwr steering control valve & managed to center it.I've opened up a new can of worms. My pwr steer pump seemed weak so I replaced it with a newer model can't say what year it is but it has mega pwr,when I started the car it engaged so hard that it over centered the center link on the Idler so it is now pointing to the front bumper,it was still on the lift so I took a bar & muscled it back.Here's where it gets interesting,I had to get off the hoist & put the car out side , it backed up ok but when moving forward it overcentered again.This does not make any sense to me so I'm once again asking for advice. I know I have to decrease the pressure in the pump,O by the way the idler is after market.I'm thinking I probably bent the centerlink . Thanks to all the people who have responded to my previous posts & who will respond to this one.

Ken Kent.... new in 62



 
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64ss409 
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Loc: Montana
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03-13-19 06:23 AM - Post#2761977    
    In response to new in 62

I have seen aftermarket idlers installed wrong. Can you post a photo?

1964 SS 409/340 4 spd, bought new Oct '63 from Ken Boggs Chevrolet, Geraldine, Montana


 
new in 62 
"5th Year" Silver Supporting Member
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new in 62
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Loc: Alberta Canada
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03-13-19 10:29 AM - Post#2761990    
    In response to 64ss409

thanks for your response I am challenged when it comes to posting photos would you be kind enough to walk me though the procedure I can follow instructions reasonably well.When I put the new idler on I thought I put it on the same way I took the old one off .Right now the car is outside in the wet snow with the idler pointing north. The fellow who was working on the car wants payment & I'm uncomfortable with that.If the idler was installed wrong it's my bad.Your input would be greatly appreciated,maybe you can tell me what is the incorrect install.... many thanx new in 62



 
64ss409 
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03-13-19 10:51 AM - Post#2761991    
    In response to new in 62

I can't post photos either.
You probably have it correct. The spacer goes between the idler arm and the frame. The idler arm can be bolted on so the joint is (1)closer to the frame or (2)turned 180 so the joint is farther away from the frame. It should be position (2), farther from the frame.


1964 SS 409/340 4 spd, bought new Oct '63 from Ken Boggs Chevrolet, Geraldine, Montana


 
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