[Healeys] Steering idler bits

Austin Healey pajtamuvek at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 00:28:35 MDT 2016

The pointer is not on the correct part.
The number 21 is a sponge dust seal.
The bush is the number 16.

It is not an easy job to replace the bush. It need to be pressed in with a
tool, and reamed with another. Better leave for a pro.

The oil seal is to be replaced.


2016-08-03 20:31 GMT+02:00 Simon Lachlan <simon.lachlan at homecall.co.uk>:

> One for the experts........
> 1)      I hope that I’m right in my belief that I’ve labelled the correct
> same parts in the three attached pics??? I ask because they certainly don’t
> look the same; ie if you go from the parts book diagram to the two photos,
> the rubber bush looks to be twice the size and the seal bears very little
> resemblance to that in the diagram.
> 2)      Leaving aside that the whole area is covered in oil and filth –
> the residue of a leak incurred while fixing the trafficator – I think we
> can agree that the bush looks pretty well shot?
> 3)      Am I right in thinking that the seal and bush function to keep
> oil in as well as dirt out? ie that its condition matters??
> 4)      On the assumption that the bush needs replacing and that I’m
> going to do it ASAP, is the seal something that needs to be replaced as
> well or is it reusable?
> 5)      Yes, I have a fair collection of manuals to which I always
> refer.......But, is this one of those jobs, simple at first glance, which
> is full of hidden snags? I’ve not seen the dreaded words “Taking special
> tool” but I can’t be surprised any more by the unexpected in Healey land.
> Is this a job requiring big sockets and long bars or is there a hidden snag
> or two?
> Thanks,
> Simon
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