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    idler arm bolt install

    Which direction to install the idler arm bolt? I seem to remember it had the nut on top and the bolt inserts from the bottom. Was that correct? The pics I see in the service manual show the nut on the bottom from what I can tell. Also when I install the bolt from the top it hits the k frame at the engine mount bracket. I probably could force it. It is the original mopar bolt.
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    Despite what would seem to be the logical way, the bolt does go in from the bottom with the nut on top.
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    ok, cool. I thought maybe I switched it by mistake.

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