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Old 09-23-2005, 11:47 PM
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how easy or hard is it to replace the idler arm? i went to get my oil changed and they informed me that my cv shafts are shot and so is my idler arm and estimated a grands worth of parks and labor.... im sayin forget the cv shafts for now dont really need them. but the idler arm is the reason my truck favors the left side... so any info would be appreciated thanx

p.s they quoted me 188 for the idler arm and 98 for the labor....
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Old 09-24-2005, 02:17 AM
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if its like my 2wd s10 its about a 1/2 hr job and only 3 bolts. 2 bolts on the frame and one on the front suspention. I would look at it and see it its that hard. its on the pass. side on the frame.
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mines is 4x4 im gunna take a look tomorrow
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Shouldn't be that hard, and he's right only a few bolts.
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you may need a small press to get the arms seperated though
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Ok Timey, the AutoZone spokesperson has something to say:

*Clears throat* You can get an idler arm with a lifetime warranty at AutoZone for $21.99.

$188? WTF are they smoking?
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ha ha ha ha
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Old 09-25-2005, 05:26 PM
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thats what I was thinking. I just replaced mine and it was $26 at Zone. and I just looked at my 4x4 blazer its the same as the s10, and the 2wd 97 blazer(my parents have) is the same. 2 18 mm(I think, you need a socket, extention and wrench) bolts on the frame and one on the stearing sh*t, the one stud after getting the bolt off is hard to seperate, I used a pitman arm puller I had sitting around. It is really easy.
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blazin97, unless I'm mistaken (which does happen frequently), the idler arm is on the drivers side and the pitman arm is on the passenger side. I believe we may be talking about 2 different things here...
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Old 09-26-2005, 02:14 AM
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lol thanx for the help guys.... this pitman arm puller you use is it expensive or do you think i could rent it from auto zone?
 
 
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