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Driveworks Steering Idler Arm

Part No. DW-K8283 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:Yes
Bracket Holes:2
OE Number:S-18833
Replaceable Grease:Yes
Type:Yes

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DriveworksSteering Idler Arm
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large cars (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (4), Casual driver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stick to OE, you can't go wrong

Very pleased with the product so far. Seems to be holding up well and matched the factory part 99%.

Very pleased with the product so far. Seems to be holding up well and matched the factory part 99%.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

cheep product

I have replaced idler arms in other vehicles and this one was fairly easy. I was disappointed at the shabby boot that would not stay in place and the lack of protection has the...Read complete review

I have replaced idler arms in other vehicles and this one was fairly easy. I was disappointed at the shabby boot that would not stay in place and the lack of protection has the grease flowed out the other side. I noticed the side with the boot was packed with lithium grease instead of a heavier grease.

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4.0

Ordered online the part was waiting on me when I got to stor

By 

from Ochelata, Oklahoma

Verified Buyer

Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

Fit on with no problems

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  • No

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5.0

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By 

from Griffin, GA

About Me Casual Driver, Home Mechanic

Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Installs Easily
  • Solid Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Vehicle
    • Large Cars
    • Small Cars

    Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

    Auto shop wanted way too much to install a new idler arm on my 2001 Grand Marquis. Even the part (alone) was marked up over 50%. Decided to do the work myself. I Ordered Driveworks Idler Arm from Advance Auto Parts for a fraction of what auto shop wanted for their part. I don't know who makes Driveworks, but the first thing I noticed was how solid the part was. A much better design than the original idler arm. Exact fit for my Mercury. Took about 20 minutes to install. Tightened up my steering considerably. Car no loner drifts. I am now able to get a professional front end alignment, which I will leave to the experts. I rated this idler arm from Driveworks 5 STARS because of the improved design and solid construction. Alex B. Griffin, GA

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    • No

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    2.0

    Great price but only lasted 25,000 miles

    By 

    from Cedar Rapids, IA

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars

        Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

        Original lasted 94,000 miles and the new idler arm lasted 25,000 miles. They replaced it at no cost but they should last longer than that.

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        • No

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        3.0

        cheep product

        By 

        from Chesapeake VA

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Experienced Do It Yoursel

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Exact fit

        Cons

        • Poorly designed

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars

        Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

        I have replaced idler arms in other vehicles and this one was fairly easy. I was disappointed at the shabby boot that would not stay in place and the lack of protection has the grease flowed out the other side. I noticed the side with the boot was packed with lithium grease instead of a heavier grease.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        did the job!

        By 

        from Caro, MI

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High-Performance

        Cons

        • Remanufactured Design

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars

        Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

        After Don removed the old idler arm and found it came in two pieces, it took a bit of time figuring out how to get the redesigned one piece idler arm configured. It worked and I am happy.

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        • No

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        4.0

        idle comments

        By 

        from ft. wayne, in

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars

          Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

          The unit was easy to install. was of heavier construction compared to oem part. Unit also had grease fittings. Good product.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Idler arm replacement

          By 

          from NJ

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Na

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars

          Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

          Easy install, exact

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          4.0

          Idler install

          By 

          from Roanoke

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars

            Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

            As other users stated the sleeve is to tall. Was able to get the original size cotter pin to go in one side but not the other. This is due to the sleeve not allowing the nut to go far enough onto the bolt. Smaller diameter cotter pin works fine though. Grease zerks are a plus over the OEM not having them.

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            • No

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            (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Tightened up my sloppy steering

            By 

            from Fredericksburg, VA

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Fit

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

              Tightened up my sloppy steering without any other parts. Straight-forward installation.Exact fit. Saved money and time buying online with Coupon. With In-store pickup and the Ability to check instore stock online saved lots of time.Purchased for my father-in-law's Lincoln which was wandering all over the road while driving, I was afraid it was the ball-joints which are a pain on this car but Having someone else turn the steering and lever on the tires while I inspected each link in steering for movement revealed a lot of play in the idler arm. Only replacing that got my steering a lot firmer

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              • No

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              (10 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Stick to OE, you can't go wrong

              By 

              from Davenport, IA

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars

                Comments about Driveworks Steering Idler Arm:

                Very pleased with the product so far. Seems to be holding up well and matched the factory part 99%.

                • Car & Truck:
                • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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                • Q:

                  where do the rubber washers go
                  Asked on 4/5/2014 by andy from ri

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Andy, glad to assist you! These are the two bushings on the idler arm, one on the end of the drag link and one on the frame bracket.

                    Answered on 4/8/2014 by Vincent from AAP
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