off topic: Van idler arms *

Kent McLean kentmclean at
Sun May 24 17:32:27 PDT 2009

Fay Kelley wrote:
> Hi
> while I save my pennies and dimes for another Audi
> I have a question about my '88 Dodge Ram Van 260
> 3/4 ton extended van ...
> one idler arm was shot and replaced that.
> would anyone here, before getting an alignment,
> replace both at the same time for preventative.
> or would you just replaced the one?

Did you hit a big pot hole or otherwise whack that one side
to cause just one side to fail?

If so, replace that one side.

If not, they are probably both equally worn and the other one
will need replacing soon, so do them together.

My 2 cents.

Kent McLean
1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"

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