Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2002, 08:55 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manchester UK
Posts: 49
Idler bushes

Need to change my idler bushes, according to my MOT station. Is this a blinkin' awkward job, considering I'm doing it outside my house on the street? Do they come out ok? Any special tools needed?

Thanks in advance

Mark Norton - UK

123 td 5 spd
Mini Clubman Estate 1978
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2002, 02:52 PM
sixto's Avatar
smoke gets in your eyes
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 18,746
Assuming this is the idler arm bushings on the TD, it's a pretty easy job. I believe you don't have to remove the exhaust pipe for clearance as you do with other models. You need a hefty amount of torque to release the nut which has a spec of around 140 lbft (check a reference!). The kit will come with new rubber, washers, big bolt and nut. All you have to do is get them in the right order. Use a silicone based lubricant or dish washing soap on the new rubber only if it's a tight fit. Maybe talc will work. Petroleum based lubricants degrade rubber.

What I haven't said is that you have to work under the car while it's on stands. Probably not something you want to with the threat of public traffic. Maybe one of your friends will lend you a level driveway for a half hour.

91 300SE
81 300SD
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY page, Introduction to Idler Arm Rebuild BoostnBenz Diesel Discussion 19 08-02-2013 03:43 PM
W126 idler arm bushings sixto Tech Help 5 01-26-2011 03:26 AM
W123 Idler Arm Bushing rmmagow Diesel Discussion 5 09-19-2004 08:49 PM
Idler arm..300SDL... Plantman Diesel Discussion 2 09-17-2003 08:59 AM
Stupid Question about Tie Rods and idler arm WANT '71 280SEL Tech Help 2 09-02-2003 12:09 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page