Your Paladin's hard-working idler arm
and housing don't always get the respect--or lube--they deserve.
I've had to adjust the tension on the idler arm
a couple of times, as the belt began to slip, making the plucker run too slowly to do good work.
The parallel-link steering subsystem is essentially a four-bar mechanism consisting of a pitman arm, center link, and idler arm
. A worm steering gear transmits motion from the steering wheel to the pitman arm.
If you don't lube the support arms, the bearings dry out and the idler arm
I'M NOT AFRAID OF ANYONE WHOSE HAIR IS STIFFER THAN A PALADIN'S NEGLECTED IDLER ARM
And the ones on your Paladin's idler arm
and housing are a good example.
Use NSN 3110-00-100-5328 (PN 28584-28521, CAGE 60038) to get a new idler arm
roller bearing for your M113A3 FOV.