Idler arm rebuild

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Omie01

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Does anybody know which bushings I need to buy for rebuilding our idler arms? Any tips on doing so? I do own a hydraulic press. Thanks!!

 

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My wife ordered the bushings through Napa where she works. Do I need to buy washers to go over the rubber ends? Anybody have any install tips?

 

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Can anybody tell me, Did I install these bushings correctly?

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The bushing look to be too tall, so the nut is not threaded on enough. Here is a not so good pic of an original. I think you can see that the bushing is about equal top and bottom. 

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I think I have the tall one upside down, there are enough threads after its tightened, and I have a machinist friend who is going to drill it for a cotter pin when I'm ready.

 
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I think I have the tall one upside down, there are enough threads after its tightened, and I have a machinist friend who is going to drill it for a cotter pin when I'm ready.
That might work. Just make sure it's safe.

I was going to re-bush mine and even though I'm have a machinists ticket, I decide to just buy a new one, but even then I had to alter the top slot to get the upper bolt in. What junk we pay good money for Eh!.

 
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