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Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 21, 2009, 09:06:09 AM
What's the secret to removing the idler arm from the center link?
Don't say to use a jaw puller.  I tried and there's NO WAY you can hook the jaws onto anything.
FSM says a special tool.  I looked up that "special tool" and it's a 2 jaw puller.  Sheesh.  Thanks Ma Mopar.

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Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Steve on April 21, 2009, 09:34:44 AM
There is a popper for those you can get from justsuspension.
 
Since you are replacing it, you can use a pickle fork too.  Or, with the arm still connected to the frame, smack the sides of the centerline a couple of times then just whack the stud.
Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Herman on April 21, 2009, 11:38:00 AM
Two big hammers, one behind the eye of the centerlink. Then 5 whacks on the centerlink and it's off.




Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Ken on April 21, 2009, 12:46:15 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley3.gif) Get a bigger hammer

Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 21, 2009, 04:37:51 PM
One pickle fork....................Check.
One BFH..............................Check.
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Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Steve on April 21, 2009, 04:39:53 PM
Make sure you put your thumb on the end of the pickle fork so it will stay in place when you hit it with the hammer
Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 21, 2009, 04:41:20 PM
How about I put your..................oh, never mind.

Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Steve on April 21, 2009, 05:23:12 PM
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That's the Hammer (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
Gotchya
Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Ken on April 21, 2009, 05:53:13 PM

Why am I reminded of the Stan Freiberg Looney Tunes bears cartoon in reading some of these threads? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

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Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 22, 2009, 04:13:57 AM

Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: Commando1
How about I put your..................oh, never mind.
 

That's the Hammer
I need a hammer.  Not a tack driver...........

Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Steve on April 22, 2009, 05:25:07 AM
ouch
Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Snotty on April 22, 2009, 11:08:45 AM
I've done it twice, Stan, on a Mopar and an AMC.  I used a pickle fork both times with no problems.
Title: idler arm removal
Post by: AJ on April 23, 2009, 04:10:11 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley10.gif)  Pickle forks always work the best IMHO.
Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 23, 2009, 09:35:41 AM
I put in the idler arm this morning.  What should have been a 20 minute job took over 2 hours!!!!
No wonder it takes me forver to work on my car.
See what I have to put up with whenever I'm out there trying to work on The Nyb:
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Title: idler arm removal
Post by: AJ on April 23, 2009, 09:48:31 AM
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Title: idler arm removal
Post by: Herman on April 23, 2009, 11:24:44 AM
A smart guy would've stepped up to that neighbor and asked if she could 'give a hand' and hold your 'idler arm' while you SCREW the NUT on the BALL joint STUD... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)