<div id=”post_message_175527″>Order of installation of idler arm: do you first install the threaded bushings and then thread the arm in to the bottom of the bushings, or the bushing on the linkage, then thread the arm in to it then install the bushing into the frame bracket and then thread the arm in to it? Not sure of the sequence. </div>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”line-height: normal; margin: 0in 0in 10pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;”>by jdl » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:11 am
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”line-height: normal; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”>Remove the Idler arm bracket from the frame, unscrew the bracket from the arm, now unscrew the arm from the draglink, now remove the old bushings from the draglink and frame bracket, install the new bushings and torque to 85-100 ft lbs. wind the new arm into the draglink all the way, then back off (1turn or until you have about 5/8″ clearance between arm and bracket), and arm is pointing straight ahead. install the frame bracket to the arm all the way, then back off the same amount, then install the bracket to the frame.. Your done!!