Models: Moog Idler Arm
Number Involved: 95
Dates of Manufacture: July - August 1998
Defect: Aftermarket idler arms for use on 1986Ѕ 1995 Nissan trucks with 2-wheel drive. A tapered hole in the linkage end is too small in diameter so that the stud in the center link will not install to the correct depth. It would be impossible to install the cotter pin. Without the cotter pin, it is possible that the nut could loosen in service or that the stud in the center link could be damaged during the tightening process. If the arm disconnects at this pivot point, the center link will be allowed to drop out of its proper position, causing disruption to the steering.
Remedy: Moog will replace
these idler arms with idler arms from another supplier. Owner notification began Oct. 6,
1998. Owners who do not receive the free replacement idler arms within a reasonable time
should contact Moog at 1-314-385-3400. [NHTSA Recall No. 98E032]