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Driveworks Steering Idler Arm

Part No. DW-K7106 Warranty Details  

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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 Type:No

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DriveworksSteering Idler Arm
 
2.7

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5.0

Perfect Replacement

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from FL

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  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

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    Best Uses

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    Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

    I used this part to replace the two front idler arms on my 2000 Dodge Ram B1500 cargo van, 5.2L, and these arms fit perfectly. The kits came with new mounting bolts, spacers, nuts, cotter pins, and grease fittings. They work very well and seem very durable, but only time will tell how long they'll last. Not sure what the problem was with the previous reviewers, but my new idler arms fit perfectly in the mounting brackets with the included spacers and bolts after lining them up in the right position with the aid of a screwdriver. Both arms were replaced in under an hour. While at the auto parts store, make sure you get the puller tool loaner ($120 but refunded in full when returned). The old idler arms just popped out with this puller in an instant!

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    2.0

    does not fit

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    from pontiac, mi

    Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

    site says this is exact fit for my 2003 dodge 3500 van. It does not fit the hole in my steering linkage.

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    1.0

    Did not fit my 2001 Dodge Van as stated

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    from Savannah GA

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    • Durable

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

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      Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

      Use of both shims made it to thick for mounting bracket.Leaving one shim out made it a sloppy fit. Had to use one of my own shims for correct fit

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      • Q:

        how and where do the washers go?
        Asked on 4/9/2015 by Brad

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          A:

          Hi Brad, it's actually a good question! Place the idler arm's bolt in the center link. Insert the new bolts through the frame, making sure to put the new washers under the bolt heads.

          Answered on 4/9/2015 by Solomon
      • Q:

        i am having the same issue trying to figure out which bushing goes where. gas is $3.50 a gallon. how bout a drawing.
        Asked on 8/4/2012 by baffled by bushings from riverview, fl.

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          A:

          Instructions to replace a idler arm: 1. Jack up the front of the vehicle and secure it with jack stands. 2. Locate the idler arm. It is the bar that connects to the right front of the steering linkage and runs front to rear. It is roughly 8 inches in length. 3. Straighten the cotter pin on the front bolt using needle-nosed pliers. Pull the cotter pin out of the bolt once it is straightened. 4. Loosen the front bolt using a ratchet and socket. 5. Loosen the two bolts on upper bracket of the idler arm using a ratchet and socket. The bracket runs vertically from the rear of the idler arm. 6. Tap the front idler arm stud lightly with a hammer if it does not pull out easily. 7. Pull the idler arm from under the vehicle. 8. Place the new idler arm stud through the hole in the steering linkage. 9. Line up the mounting bracket holes with the holes in the frame. Tighten the bolts that hold the idler arm bracket in place using a ratchet and socket. 10. Hand-tighten the nut onto the idler arm stud at the front of the arm. 11. Tighten the idler arm nut using a ratchet and socket. 12. Push the straightened cotter pin into the hole in the front idle arm stud; bend the pin so it remains in place. Use needle-nosed pliers to bend the cotter pin. 13. Lower the vehicle to the ground. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

          Answered on 8/6/2012 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        Is there a manual as to how to install this on a vehicle? Is this the right product for a 1989 Dodge B350? We have tried installing in onto our vehicle and the product seems smaller than the one we took off. Also, there are many pieces to the product that we could not figure out what goes where and somehow we cannot get the piece to fit.
        Asked on 7/5/2012 by Kimberly from Decatur, AL

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          Yes, this Driveworks Steering Idler Arm - part# DW-K7106 fits your 1989 Dodge B350. I would recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

          Answered on 7/6/2012 by Vincent from AAP
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