Question On Idler Arms

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Question On Idler Arms

Post by toney » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:13 pm

Hey I'm new to this forum and I just bought me a 2000 Astro and going thru inspection they say I need both front idler arms. I have an AWD and when I go to Rockauto they give a separate listing for the LF and RF idler arms for RWD Astro, but they only give one listing for the Front idler arm for AWD. Do the AWD Astro have 2 identical idler arms, one for each side? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Tony

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Re: Question On Idler Arms

Post by timelessbeing » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:22 pm

Yes I believe they are symmetrical. Try to get ones with grease fittings. Moog Problem Solver is pretty good.

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Re: Question On Idler Arms

Post by toney » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:37 pm

okay, that makes sense. Thanks for the recommendation, I saw the Moog when i was looking

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Re: Question On Idler Arms

Post by astrozam » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:46 pm

When it comes to suspension on these vans always go Moog,

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Re: Question On Idler Arms

Post by timelessbeing » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:46 pm

FYI, the painted black part in the photo is NOT Moog. That was some cheap noname offshore crap that you should AVOID because it lasted less than a year.

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Re: Question On Idler Arms

Post by Mmusicman » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:51 am

Yes.. both sides in AWD are identical.
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