Idler Arm : Used on the steering systems with a steering box, the idler arm offsets the steering box allowing the steering linkages to pivot evenly. Idler arms may contain a ball joint like pivot point and has bushings to help it rotate left and right. Cars, vans, suvs and trucks that have rack n pinion steering do not use an idler arm.
Loose steering, noises, swaying front ends and clunks can all be signs of an idler arm failing. Most idler arms require routine maintenance that includes pumping grease into the fittings to help them last. No matter what types of steering or suspension problems you have, Guy’s Automotive can help. Visit Guy’s Automotive for all of your idler arm, steering or suspension problems today.