850 Idler Arm

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SD850
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850 Idler Arm

Post by SD850 » Wed May 15, 2013 11:27 pm

Anybody ever replace the bushings on an 850 idler arm? I have used deep creep and heated it up a little but the bolt isnt moving much. I am thinking about hammering a pickle fork between the top washer and housing. Any suggestions?

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daled
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Re: 850 Idler Arm

Post by daled » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:24 am

i would recommend that you replace the entire unit.
they wern't that costly in 2005 when i replaced mine.
new housing shaft bushings and all, and unlike other replacments bits i have purchased, quality was very good.
71' 850 with (1.8L)
58? abarth 750
81' 124 (3.0L)

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Re: 850 Idler Arm

Post by ps366 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:50 pm

daled wrote:i would recommend that you replace the entire unit.
they wern't that costly in 2005 when i replaced mine.
new housing shaft bushings and all, and unlike other replacments bits i have purchased, quality was very good.
Have you tried this method and did it work? Replacin the unit is costly and don't want to do it unless it is guaranteed.

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daled
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Re: 850 Idler Arm

Post by daled » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:16 pm

Mr Fiat, has a new housing with bushings ready for your idler shaft for $36.00

http://mrfiat.com/index.php?car=Fiat&ty ... t=Steering

and once many years ago. i rebuilt one and used needle bearings in place of rubber bushings.
71' 850 with (1.8L)
58? abarth 750
81' 124 (3.0L)

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