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Direct Connection 605

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Idler arm assembly sequence
« on: February 01, 2019, 00:07:44 »
Hi guys, couldn’t find the sequence of idler arm assembly in other posts about the idler arm.
Once the brass bush is in place, it’s seal, pin into bush, spring, disc, then top threaded cap?
Or spring and disc other way around?
Cheers
Chris

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Re: Idler arm assembly sequence
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 08:44:41 »
Chris, give me your year , and i can send you  photo of  sequence,

some half bottom mounted arm and some are top mounted
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Re: Idler arm assembly sequence
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 13:16:50 »
It’s a 1967 Wayne, the idler arm comes up through the bottom and has the double threaded nut on the top,
Thanks
Chris

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Re: Idler arm assembly sequence
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 14:51:54 »
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It’s a 1967 Wayne, the idler arm comes up through the bottom and has the double threaded nut on the top.../...
One important detail about this early type design of the steering idler arm, is that when you grease the nipple below, grease should run out through a little hole at the top.
The opening is oftentimes plugged, by dirt and old stale grease. This has the consequense that the idler is not sufficiently lubricated, and wear (and even corrosion inside) will result from this.
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Re: Idler arm assembly sequence
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 23:42:10 »
So which side of the spring does the disc go on? Is the disc positioned just under that little hole in the top of the cap, or is the disc put on the top of the pin, then spring, then cap?
Cheers
Chris

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Re: Idler arm assembly sequence
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 23:51:17 »
Chris,
I did mine a while back and I am 99% certain it is pin, cap (disc) and finally spring. If you look on the parts diagram it does show the components in the correct order.
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Peter
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Re: Idler arm assembly sequence
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 00:55:14 »
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So which side of the spring does the disc go on?.../...
Illustration from M-B Workshop manual (1959 ed)
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Re: Idler arm assembly sequence
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 02:59:43 »
That looks correct Peter, thanks for your help,
Chris