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broken idler in my wagon again?

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broken idler in my wagon again?

Post #1 by djfalcon10 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:27 pm

Ok i need some help. Do they make a heavy duty idler for my 65 falcon wagon. The wagon use to have a 200-6 in it. But i install a 300-6.anyway this summer my idler arm broke right where the bolts go thur the frame. So i bought a new one at O'Reilly. And install it in july. Now it did the same thing again. Woundering if the part is cheap.. So if you guys know where i can get a heavy duty one or one that wont break. Thanks, dj

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Re: broken idler in my wagon again?

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:09 pm

:hmmm: Try NAPA look for a Moog brand 1965 V8 version engine weight of a 300 is about the same as would be for the SBF 260, 289, and 302 V8's. Also if you can find one with Rollerized bearings I think Moog also used to make them it helps it steer a little easier too on a non power steering car. Good luck :nod:
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Re: broken idler in my wagon again?

Post #3 by B RON CO » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:35 am

Hi, your problem is unusual because I find idler arms long lasting. I've seen the rubber wear out but I think you are saying the metal mount is snapping at the bolt holes. I would think it would have to loosen and flop around for that to happen. I would look for a Moog and use new grade 8 bolts with flat washers and lock washers. I would also inspect the chassis where it bolts on for flatness. If the idler arm does not sit flat on the frame rail I might shim it with flat washers. Good luck
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Re: broken idler in my wagon again?

Post #4 by djfalcon10 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:04 am

Thank you guys for ur help. Turn out i might have jump the gun a little. The knuckle on the idler arm was worn . that why it was wobble. I thought it was like last time it broke by the bolt holes on the frame. My friend came over and went under the car. While i wiggle the tire.just the knuckle was wiggling. And that part was 3 months ols. Put new udler arm does not wiggle no more.

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