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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Idler Arm Replacement

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Download Removal Procedure NOTE: Do not attempt to free the ball stud by using a pickle fork or wedge type tool, because seal or bushing damage could result. Use the proper tool to separate all ball joints. 1. Raise the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.2. Remove the engine protection shield, if equipped. Refer to Engine Protection Shield Replacement in Frame and Underbody. 3. Remove the idler arm ball stud nut (10). Do not reuse the idler arm ball stud nut. 4. Remove the idler arm from the relay rod using the J 24319-B. 5. Remove the idler arm frame bolts (3) and the nuts (1). 6. Remove the idler arm (2) from the vehicle. Installation Procedure 1. Position the idler arm (2) on the frame. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices. 2. Install the frame bolts (3) and the nuts (1) to the idler arm. 3. Install the relay rod (9) to the idler arm ball stud (1). Ensure the seal is on the stud. 4. Use the J 29193 in order to seat the tapers. See Special Tools. 5. Install the new idler arm ball stud prevailing torque nut to the idler arm ball stud. Tighten: Tighten the nut to 62 N.m (46 lb ft). 6. Install the engine protection shield, if equipped. Refer to Engine Protection Shield Replacement in Frame and Underbody. 7. Lower the vehicle. 8. Check the wheel alignment. Refer to Measuring Wheel Alignment (w/Rear Wheel Steering) or Measuring Wheel Alignment (w/o Rear Wheel Steering) in Wheel Alignment.