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This replacement idler arm is just what you need to ensure the safety and integrity of your vehicle's suspension and steering.

Specifications:

  • Bolts to RH (Passenger Side) Frame
  • Attaches to center link
  • Correct for models with a distance of 2.48" between mounting holes
    • Not correct for models with a distance of 3.43" between mounting holes
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Fits both 2WD & 4WD Models

Your idler arm connects to the center link on the passenger side of your steering linkage. Typically it supports the right hand side of your steering linkage by bolting to the frame and pivoting the same as the pitman arm. Over time the greasable ends and even the holes in the arm can wear causing loose connections and a sloppy steering feel.

Remember whenever you are replacing any front end or steering components you should have your vehicle professionally aligned as soon as possible. This will ensure proper tracking and even tire wear.

Our steering and suspension components are pre-greased and sealed for long life and do not require the extra maintenance typically required by greasable versions.

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Idler Arm (0:21)
    • Raise and support the vehicle
    • Remove the cotter pin from the idler arm castle nut with side cutters
    • Loosen the castle nut with a 21mm wrench or socket and breaker bar
    • Remove the castle nut
    • Attach an idler arm puller to the idler arm
    • Turn the idler arm puller bolt to separate the idler arm from the steering linkage
    • Remove the two 21mm bolts that hold the idler arm to the frame
    • Pull the idler arm off the frame
  2. step : Installing the Idler Arm (3:24)
    • Twist the castle nut off the new idler arm
    • Remove the plastic cover from the new idler arm ball joint
    • Start the grease fitting into the frame side of the idler arm by hand
    • Tighten the grease fitting with a 9/32" wrench
    • Start the grease fitting into the ball joint side of the idler arm by hand
    • Tighten the grease fitting with a 9/32" wrench
    • Line up the idler arm on the frame
    • Start the top 21mm bolt into the idler arm
    • Start the lower 21mm bolt into the idler arm
    • Tighten the two 21mm bolts preliminarily
    • Connect the steering linkage to the idler arm
    • Start the castle nut onto the idler arm stud
    • Tighten the castle nut to 70 foot-pounds of torque
    • Turn the castle nut to line up with the cotter pin hole
    • Insert the cotter pin through the cotter pin hole
    • Bend the cotter pin to secure it
    • Torque the two 21mm bolts that hold the idler arm to the frame to 140 foot-pounds
    • Add grease to each grease fitting with a grease gun until it starts to leak
    • Wipe off any remaining grease

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Side Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Grease Gun
  • Idler Arm Puller

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 21mm wrench

  • Wrenches - SAE

  • 9/32 Inch Wrench

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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
what kind of grease do i need?
Sean R February 28, 2018
Hello, These parts are lubricated and then sealed from the factory. Grease is not necessary. Thank you!
Adam G March 6, 2018
Year Make Model Description
1997-2002Ford Expedition Ford Expedition with 2.48" Bolt Pattern Idler Arm Idler Arm
2004Ford F150 Heritage Truck Ford F150 Heritage Truck with 2.48" Bolt Pattern Idler Arm Idler Arm
1997-2003Ford F150 Truck Ford F150 Truck with 2.48" Bolt Pattern Idler Arm Idler Arm
1997-1999Ford F250 Light Duty Truck Ford F250 Light Duty Truck with 2.48" Bolt Pattern Idler Arm Idler Arm
2002Lincoln Blackwood Lincoln Blackwood with 2.48" Bolt Pattern Idler Arm Idler Arm
1998-2002Lincoln Navigator Lincoln Navigator with 2.48" Bolt Pattern Idler Arm Idler Arm
Part #: 1ASIA00010


Order must be placed by 4pm ET

Get it in: 2 - 4 Business Days

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How-to Video:

(07:18 min)