Idler arm bushing replacement

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Idler arm bushing replacement

Post #1 by cballard1972 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:33 pm

Getting the sleeve out of the idler arm, to replace the bushing. It appears to be seized in there. I tried heating it with a propane torch. Nothing. I am gonna soak it in penetrating fluid tonight.
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Re: Idler arm bushing replacement

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:28 pm

air chizel, or press
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Re: Idler arm bushing replacement

Post #3 by cballard1972 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:33 pm

And I have neither.lol I do have a compressor, but I do not have an air chisel.
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Re: Idler arm bushing replacement

Post #4 by bubba22349 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:21 pm

If you get the ruber out of the center than you can use a hack saw cut almost through the bushing in a couple places. Than you can drivr it out with hamer and chizel, punch or ......

You can also get a low priced air chizel at harbor freight.
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Idler arm bushing replacement

Post #5 by cballard1972 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:23 pm

Thanks Bubba, the rubber came right out, as half of it was missing/worn. :shock: . I will give the hacksaw/chisel a try.
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Re: Idler arm bushing replacement

Post #6 by bubba22349 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:44 pm

:thumbup:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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