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W202 Steering idler nut

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by RTDC, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. RTDC

    RTDC Senior Member

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    I need to change the bush in my steering idler arm it has failed the MOT on it, I also have a caution on my drag link so I intend to change the lot. I did the Damper less than a year ago so that’s OK.

    I had a look today to see what’s what and all seems straight forward except for the bolt head on the pivot bolt on the idler, see pic. This looks like a special tool job, is it? Anyone done this job before and know what to use here?

    Also any advice on best priced parts and quality of parts to get would be welcome. I only do 6k ish a year and the car is 12yrs old so I think pattern parts OK this time as the cars not got that much life left in it.

    Cheers
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  2. bigasotonuk

    bigasotonuk Senior Member

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    Hi,
    I have done this job though a good 5+ years ago.
    For that bolt you will need a Torx socket, what size i don,t know, as mine was normal hex head.
    I also used pattern items from Euros with no issues but if i recall i used the more expensive option for the drag link assembly.
     
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    RTDC

    RTDC Senior Member

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    Thanks Andy, i looked at Torx sockets online and they seem quite reasonable to buy so will get one. Euros just have the cheaper drag link at the moment at £90, looks ok though.

    Cheers
    Rob
     
  4. bali

    bali Senior Member

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    hello rtdc, im also planning to do mine aswell, would you be able to take some pics as you go along & let me know where you found the parts & price,,this way ill know what to look forward to when get round to doing mine, many thanks in advance. bali
     

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