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Old 11-01-2006, 12:11 PM
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Idler Arm Bushing Kit

How hard is it to replace the idler arm bushings on a 1985 300TD? Press them out and press new ones in ? I'm going to get the kit now !
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:11 PM
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How hard is it to replace the idler arm bushings on a 1985 300TD? Press them out and press new ones in ? I'm going to get the kit now !
Super easy. I used a socket to tap out the old ones. You'll see when you take it apart that it's not a big deal. No fancy tools needed, screwdriver, sockets and maybe a small hammer.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:00 AM
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when you reattached the track rod and drag links did you replace the self locking nuts ?
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I don't recall having to disconnect the drag link or the track rod. Just make sure the front passenger side wheel is off the ground.
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I didn't have to disconnect anything that I recall. Regardless, if you take off the self locking nuts, you really should replace with new ones.
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:19 PM
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How hard is it to replace the idler arm bushings on a 1985 300TD? Press them out and press new ones in ? I'm going to get the kit now !
Please read this thread.

DIY page, Introduction to Idler Arm Rebuild
DIY page, Introduction to Idler Arm Rebuild



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