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How To Replace Your Idler Arm

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Separate the Idler Arm from the Centerlink
Pickle fork removing idler arm

I the puller doesn't fit right, use a pickle fork to separate the idler from the centerlink.

photo by Chuck
Separating the idler arm and the centerlink can be a real pain. You should use a Pitman puller, but some pitman pullers don't fit on the idler so you're forced to muscle it off with a pickle fork

. Trim some metal off of the inside of your Pitman puller and you can use it to remove the idler.

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