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Driveworks Steering Idler Arm

Part No. DW-K6187T Warranty  

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Driveworks chassis parts help to eliminate front-end vibration, shimmy and unsafe handling. Driveworks chassis parts meet OE specifications, help ensure improved steering response and reduce tire wear.

Product Features:
  • Contains an internal diaphragm spring that absorbs shock and vibration for a smoother ride
  • Designed with double-tapered bearing that decreases deflection and helps preserve proper toe setting
  • Weather resistant
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Arm Attachment:No
Bracket Holes:2
OE Number:S-18799
Replaceable Grease:Yes
Type:Yes

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DriveworksSteering Idler Arm
 
3.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Trucks (6)
  • Large cars (3)
  • Small cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3), Mechanic (3), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect fit and great value

While I can't comment on the longevity of this product as I just installed it, I suspect it'll be fine. I can say it was a perfect fit and the price was great.

While I can't comment on the longevity of this product as I just installed it, I suspect it'll be fine. I can say it was a perfect fit and the price was great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not for 76 Cadillac

This product is very inexpensive compaired to other similar items. It seems to have some quality. But it is made in China and most importantly It DOES NOT fit a 1976 Cadillac DeVille as...Read complete review

This product is very inexpensive compaired to other similar items. It seems to have some quality. But it is made in China and most importantly It DOES NOT fit a 1976 Cadillac DeVille as the description "guarantees". Sure you can take it back for a refund, but that's more wasted time and precious gas money. Plus my car is still up on jack stands until I can find the right part.

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1.0

Lasted 1 year, 3 months, 12000 miles

By Slowhand

from Motor city, mi

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Helps Rapid Tire Wear
  • Wore Out Fast

Best Uses

  • PAPERWEIGHT

Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

I did not realize that the part handles high loads when driving; low quality parts can't take it. Buy the Moog part, better quality traditionally, do the job once.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

value and quality

By donnie

from greensboro, north carolina

About Me Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer
Level 2

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

    good part. great price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review(earn points)

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Junk

    By tmx

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Mechanic

    Level 1

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

        1998 S10 2wd: First time I've ever strayed from established brand-name front end parts, and the last. This idler arm had more up/down play than the old one it was replacing. It was bad enough that the truck couldn't be aligned. You'll probably buy it anyway, but remember you have been warned.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good product

        By Jimmy

        from Clovis, NM

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

          I drive my truck everyday on rough roads. This product helped tighten the steering on the truck.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review(earn points)

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not good.

          By bob jones

          from Springdale, Ar.

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

          Ask me a question

          Level 5

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

              Put this on a 93 roadmaster and after only three weeks it is worn out. Buy the better part!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect fit and great value

              By Hugh

              from Mobile, AL

              About Me Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Perfect Fit

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

                  While I can't comment on the longevity of this product as I just installed it, I suspect it'll be fine. I can say it was a perfect fit and the price was great.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review(earn points)

                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Replacement for OEM Parts

                  By '02 Blazer Guy

                  from Shreveport, LA

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Cars
                    • Small Cars
                    • Trucks

                    Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

                    This is a good replacement for the OEM part. I've had it on for about 500 miles with no issues.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My 16 yr old son installed it!

                    By Greg the janitor

                    from Burlington, WV

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Verified Buyer
                    3 or more reviews submitted

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

                      Product was easy to install and has served its purpose.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review(earn points)

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      oe brand not much else to say

                      By SomethingClever

                      from lake worth, FL

                      Verified Buyer
                      3 or more reviews submitted

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

                          Easy install not much to say about it

                          • Car & Truck:
                          • Casual Driver
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

                          Comment on this review(earn points)

                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          not for 76 Cadillac

                          By Goldendaze

                          from Houston TX

                          Pros

                          • Cheap

                          Cons

                          • Doesn't fit
                          • Incompatible
                          • Not for 76 Cadillac

                          Best Uses

                          • Not for 76 Cadillac

                          Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

                          This product is very inexpensive compaired to other similar items. It seems to have some quality. But it is made in China and most importantly It DOES NOT fit a 1976 Cadillac DeVille as the description "guarantees". Sure you can take it back for a refund, but that's more wasted time and precious gas money. Plus my car is still up on jack stands until I can find the right part.

                          • Car & Truck:
                          • Auto Enthusiast, Classic car collector
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          • Q:

                            how hard is it to install? Do you need a front end alignment after it is installed?
                            Asked on 12/7/2013 by dsoss50 from Locust, N.C.

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Hi Dsoss50, great question! the installation depends upon the skill level of the person performing the operation. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                              Answered on 12/9/2013 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            What is the replacement warranty on this part. The one I bought 13 months ago is loose AGAIN!
                            Asked on 12/1/2013 by Madatu from Lawrence, Ks

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Hi Madatu, this part come with a limited lifetime replacement warranty. This warranty is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase or any longer warranty period that may be printed on your original sales receipt. In addition, you must be the original purchaser of the part and still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Replacement parts are warranted for 90 days from the date of exchange or the remainder of the warranty period, whichever is longer. Warranty periods may vary from part to part.

                              Answered on 12/1/2013 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            would this product replace the original on a 03 s10 zr2?
                            Asked on 2/5/2013 by fireguy

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              The Driveworks Steering Idler Arm (Part No. DW-K6187T) is an exact fit for your 2003 Chevrolet S10. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 2/5/2013 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            i am looking at part No. DW-K6187T also it is for 1998 S10 2wd.
                            my local advance said they couldn't find this one only one they show is $20 one.
                            will this fit my truck also is there a driver side or passenger side or do the fit either side
                            Asked on 2/22/2012 by Kong from Albertville Al

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Yes, this part Driveworks Steering Idler Arm, Part No. DW-K6187T manufactured by Driveworks fits your 1998 Chevrolet S10 2wd. This part is for Front side.

                              Answered on 2/23/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                          • Q:

                            There are two Driveworks Steering Idler Arms, PN DW-K6187T and DW-K6251T. They have different lengths 6.14" and 5.23" respectively. The website says both are compatible with my 2000 GMC Jimmy. Why are the lengths different, and how would this affect the ride/steering of the vehicle?
                            Asked on 11/23/2011 by Derek from Becker, MN

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              This part # DW-K6187T fits for 2000 GMC Jimmy (S- series, 2WD) and this part # DW-K6251T fits for 2000 GMC Jimmy (4WD).

                              Answered on 11/24/2011 by Dennis from AAP
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