The Idler Arm is a critical component in a vehicle's steering system that helps ensure the smooth operation of the steering mechanism. This assembly provides pivotal support to the steering linkage and is comprised of a rod that pivots on a bracket bolted to the frame of the vehicle on one end and supports a ball socket on the other.
The main function of an Idler Arm is to provide a pivot point for the steering system, allowing the wheels to turn in response to the movement of the steering gear. By providing a stable pivot point, the Idler Arm helps to ensure accurate and responsive steering, allowing drivers to make precise turns and navigate tight spaces with ease.
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Idler Arm provides pivotal support to the steering linkage and is comprised of a rod that pivots on a bracket bolted to the frame of the vehicle on one end and supports a ball socket on the other.Sloop - Idler Arm
An Idler Arm is typically constructed from high-strength metal and features a Ball Joint at one end and a mounting bracket at the other. The Ball Joint allows for a wide range of motion, allowing the Idler Arm to pivot and transmit the movement of the steering gear to the wheels.
In addition to the metal construction and Ball Joint, an Idler Arm may also include other components such as seals, bushings, and bearings to help reduce friction and wear between the moving parts. These additional components are designed to provide a smooth and precise operation, allowing the Idler Arm to function effectively and efficiently.