Mechanics

FORD EVEREST STEERING PROBLEM

2006 Ford Everest • 78,600 miles

What is an idler arm?
Is it part of the steering system or suspension system?
What is it's purpose?
What are symptoms that it is worn out or defective and needs to be replaced?
Is it critical to safe driving?
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Guest
October 25, 2012.



The idler is part of the steering, it is at the opposite end of the center track to the pitman arm. It is there to assure the center track rod moves through its arc. if worn, the steering will be vague. It is a safety issue.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idler_arm

Dr. Hagerty
Oct 25, 2012.