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Old 11-25-2004, 02:02 PM
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fintail idler arm

yesterday, as I was driving with my problematic clutch, the front end started acting strangely-seemed like the front right wheel was going to come off...It turned out to be the idler arm- the nut was loose and there was excessive play when turning the wheel... I torqued the nut, drove slowly back home and searched the forum. I found some helpful info
Has anyone of you guys done it on a flosse? My setup is different, but my biggest concern is the price-the mb dealer wants 130$ for the rep .kit
MB Nr. 111 460 00 50 (40$ for w123 resp.)
Thanks a lot
Vengerov,W110 200D
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:19 AM
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W110 may have brass bushings in the idler arm which need greasing regularly, that would explain the $130 repair kit.
I have not done an idler on a pre-67 W110/111/112/113, so cannot help you with any info. Sorry.
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Old 11-26-2004, 11:24 PM
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And if it's brass bushings expect press fitted parts too, unless you can get away with using a rubber hammer and wooden dowel as a drift.

I recently surfed ebay for suspension sway bar rubber bushings and noticed the 123 idler arm kit at $12 instead of $40 MRP. For the 123 it's basically just a nut and bolt with cups and rubbers. I didnt see any finbody idler arm kits and have not yet replaced one on any MB's I've owned.
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