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CHEVY FRONT END PROBLEMS

1996 Chevrolet Silverado

Suspension problem
1996 Chevy Silverado V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 362000 miles

I was recently informed that I needed new inner tie rod ends plus idler arm and pitman arm. The idler and pitman were changed about seven months ago. Upon my inspection, I found that the driver side inner tie rod was loose, the nut was about to come off. I still have some play in the idler arm. It appears that the bushing is not compressed enough. My question is can I dismount the idler from the frame and tighted the bushing nut. There is only about 1/2 inch clearnace under the stud and hadly no way to force the arm further on the idler arm.
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Ed lancaster
April 8, 2008.




Did you do the work or did someone else? If some one else I would check and see if there is a warranty? If you did it your self, see if there is a warranty on the parts? I wouldnt try to tighten the idler.

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Rhall77
Apr 8, 2008.


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