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Repair Idler Arm 1947 Custom Super Clipper
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After replacing my Tie Rod End on the passenger side, I noticed play in the Idler Arm where it connects Idler Lever Support. I am guessing and hoping that it's just a bushing worn out.
Has anyone ever replaced one and where can I get a replacement bushing.

Posted on: 2012/4/17 10:31
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Re: Repair Idler Arm 1947 Custom Super Clipper
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Common wear item, especially if the chassis wasn't greased at regular intervals. In later years it used a rubber bushing and Moog and others offered upgrade kits to convert to a grease-able pivot. You should be able to find a repair kit w/o too much difficulty as many cars other than Packard, noteably Buick, used the same arrangement.

If yours matches either of those below, I think I still have them both available. IIRC the Moog replacement was K-87. The one on the right is new, the one of the left is nice a snug though used.

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Posted on: 2012/4/17 10:39
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Max Merritt lists it.

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Posted on: 2012/4/17 10:41
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Owen, it looks like I have the one on the left. Is it hard to change out?
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Posted on: 2012/4/17 20:32
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