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Shimmy Dampener Parts for Cessna Aircraft

MC0442512-1 McFarlane Shimmy Dampener Assembly

McFarlane Shimmy Dampener Compared to Lord - 5x the dampening action! 

Don't buy a disposable rubber dampener. McFarlane now has affordable new shimmy dampener assemblies and repair parts for the original fluid dampener. 

  • More cost effective than a throwaway unit
  • Proven design
  • Save over $400!



Improved Shimmy Dampener Shaft
Save more than 50% - 
Repair your original fluid dampener

  • Perfected chrome finish for improved o-ring life and seal
  • Durable one piece design - Heat treated 4130 steel


MC0542120-1 Shaft



Head Bearings and Piston
Precision machined direct replacements
 for original Cessna Shimmy Dampeners

MC0542102-1 Head Bearing
(1-5/16" diameter)

MC0542102-3 Head Bearing
(1-3/16" diameter)

MC0842400-3 Piston


Convenient Assemblies and Kits
Quick and easy! We have done the assembly for you

  • Simplify your repair process
  • Assembled kits make overhaul more efficient
  • One part number gives you everything you need


Repair kits include piston assembly and all necessary snap ring(s) and o-ring(s).



Maintenance Tip:
Measure the diameter of the head bearing to determine the correct piston assembly or repair kit. 

Can You Stop Nose Gear Shimmy? by Dave McFarlane


To repair your fluid dampener, go to Seal and Repair Kits.

For original dampener replacement parts, go to Shimmy Dampener Components


Part Number Description Your Price Stock
1521 BEARING, Head, Shimmy Dampener $86.87
1522 BEARING, Head, Shimmy Dampener w/ Fill Hole $101.37
1523 SHAFT, Shimmy Dampener $447.74
1525 PISTON, Floating, Shimmy Dampener $52.30
1526 SCREW, Set $23.30
1527 SPRING, Shimmy Dampener $7.03
1530 TOOL, Extraction, Floating Piston Shimmy Dampener $17.58
1531 TOOL, Spring Insertion Shimmy Dampener $17.58
1532 SEAL, Screw $8.59
MC0442512-1 ASSEMBLY, Shimmy Dampener $851.00
MC0542102-1 HEAD BEARING, Cessna Shimmy Dampener $84.72
MC0542102-3 HEAD BEARING, Cessna Shimmy Dampener $74.25
MC0542118-1 PISTON ASSEMBLY, Cessna Shimmy Dampener $495.32
MC0542118-5 PISTON ASSEMBLY, Cessna Shimmy Dampener $495.32
MC0542120-1 SHAFT ASSEMBLY, Cessna Shimmy Dampener $342.24
MC0743624-1 ASSEMBLY, Shimmy Dampener $902.03
MC0842400-3 PISTON, Cessna Shimmy Dampener $132.43
SDKT-1 SEAL KIT, Shimmy Dampener $10.56
SDKT-2 REPAIR KIT, Shimmy Dampener, 1-5/16" Head Bearing $511.32
SDKT-3 REPAIR KIT, Shimmy Dampener, 1-3/16" Head Bearing $511.73

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