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Old 08-02-2003, 01:53 AM
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Unhappy Couldn't Replace Idler Arm Bushings

Car: 1989 260E

After reading multiple threads here on replacing the idler arm bushing, I was prepared to do mine today.

I was able to remove the heat shield and then the lower nut on the existing bushing bolt. I could push the bolt up until it bumped up against one of the pre-cats. That is as far as I got.

The lower bushing is in very tight, and I could not budge it with pliers. Do I require special tools to remove it?

My understanding is that once the lower bushing is out, the bolt can be angled and pushed out past the exhaust. Then the upper bushing can be tapped out. The new parts can then be installed, but with the bolt upside down.

And help on this would be apprecuated.
2001 E430 4matic
122,xxx miles
Black/Charcoal Interior

Gone but not Forgotten:
1995 E320, 252,xxx miles, Black/Grey
1989 260E, 223,00 miles, Black/Black
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