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Old 02-21-2007, 05:42 PM
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Name of this part?

I have a 65 Impala.On the passenger side of the car there is a part(Kinda looks like an arm) that is bolted to the frame and hooks up to my tie rods on that side.There is also another one on the drivers side as well.What is the actual name of this part?I need to buy a new one but I need to know the actual name because I dont know it.Thanks

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Old 02-21-2007, 05:45 PM
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idle arm, i think, you need a good parts book
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:47 PM
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I was thinking idler arm too but I need to make sure before I buy it.
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Idler arm, the corresponding part on the other side is a pitman arm, that mounts solidly to the steering box.
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:22 PM
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Thank you very much
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Are we sure it is an idler????
He states that there is one on the other side as well

Is it possible that he is actually thinking of the spindle?? (and not the frame)
The steering knuckle actually connects to the tie rods where the idler is connected to the centerlink

The knuckles on that car (I believe) are bolted onto the spindle.

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Old 02-21-2007, 07:53 PM
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No,I am positive its not the spindle.I actually have to replace the spindle on that same side because it was damaged.This part isnt hooked to the brake assembly,it is bolted to the frame and it has a spot to add grease(just like the fitting looks like to grease the ball joints).
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Here is the IDLER ARM for a '65 Impala.

NAPA Part Number NCP 2683480, Retails for $90.69

Yes, they probably sell a "white box" brand for less as well.
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Idler arm........get the name brand.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:27 PM
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I actually have one already.I remembered that it came with a front end suspension kit that I bought a couple years ago.I noticed on mine though,that there is no where to put grease in at?
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I actually have one already.I remembered that it came with a front end suspension kit that I bought a couple years ago.I noticed on mine though,that there is no where to put grease in at?
One of 3 possibilies that I can think of:
1. Cheap crap
2. Rubber joint. (Ford tried that for a few years)
3. "Lifetime" lubricated with high-quality grease, and sealed from contamination?

Myself? I like re-lubricable "name - brand" (as Poncho said) parts.
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how about the cheapo. non servicable, the good 1's have a zerk fitting, the cheapo's do not. just grease it first b4 putting it in, we put an idler arm in a '98 Blazer, then after it was done, went to grease it, and the grease fitting was covered up by the frame, and no grease gun would get to it, so we had to remove it, grease it and replace.
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