: idler arm



beerlover
02-04-07, 01:44 PM
Can anyone give me some tips or hints for replacing an idler arm on my '87 Brougham? I've never done one before, but I'm pretty good mechanically and I have air tools, etc. Any help appreciated.

blackcadmatt
02-04-07, 04:44 PM
Piece O' cake!

Two 18mm bolts on the frame and the castle nut at the center link. However, a worn center link is often times the real cause for a diagnosed worn idler arm.

If you need an idler, let me know. I have a new TRW one in the trunk of my Coupe DeVille that I never installed after having swapped the center link instead. The idler is your's for shipping, let me know...

OH... I love beer too:cloud9:

GenoTheLowrider
02-06-07, 08:54 AM
I cant help on the installation, but I had to replace my center link and Idler arm, I have always heard they should be replaced together, it was throwing my alignment off...
--Geno TL

blackcadmatt
02-07-07, 06:34 PM
Mine was chewing-up the outer edges of the tires. My inspection mechanic said it was the idler arm, but after I took a look it was a sloppy center link. The bad thing was the idler was $12, the other was over $100.

The problem was fixed however.