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Offline pmb0186

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Idler arm
« on: April 03, 2024, 10:28:52 pm »
I understand the factor idler arms on non power steering cars spring back to centre to help steering return to centre .
Has anyone seen this first hand and know where such a bush can be sourced?
Thanks
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Offline RocketScientist

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Re: Idler arm
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2024, 05:43:08 pm »
I sourced the bush from one of the Aussie Mustang suppliers (couldn't remember if it was Custom Mustangs or Sydney Mustangs) and they aren't (too) hard to find.

A mistake I made was that I replaced the bush and found that the idler arm was flogged out anyway (it wasn't obvious until I re-installed it) and so if you have an old part and the bush is worn, then chances are the whole part is worn.

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Offline 289 vert

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Re: Idler arm
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2024, 08:16:42 am »
I think it's the P/S cars with the idler arm that helps with RTC.
https://www.vintage-mustang.com/threads/idler-arm-bushing-575-1002-for-power-steering.819257/
« Last Edit: April 05, 2024, 09:02:19 am by 289 vert »
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Re: Idler arm
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2024, 05:50:02 pm »
Thanks for everyone’s reply, why an ask is I have installed electric power steering and return to centre with 8deg of caster is almost perfect but I think it could be better with a solid powering bush. Currently a manual bush.
Something others could consider
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Re: Idler arm
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2024, 08:50:24 pm »
Thanks for everyone’s reply, why an ask is I have installed electric power steering


Can I ask who installed the EPS for you

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Re: Idler arm
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2024, 10:23:11 pm »
I installed a kit from EPAS
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Re: Idler arm
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2024, 12:13:29 am »
Ok thanks