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#1 a.graham52 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 09, 2017 - 09:59 PM

So one of my tierod ends had been replaced with a ball and socket like joint years ago. It's longer then stock and no more adjustment is left. Front wheels are towed out and it's a real pain to use grippy surfaces at speed. Any over the counter replacments available?
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Posted January 09, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Are both sides adjusted all the way in? 



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Posted January 10, 2017 - 02:57 AM

I'm not sure if this will work but I put heim joints on my cub cadet.

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Posted January 13, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Can you guys tell me how the tierod ends are SUPPOSED to adjust before I break something. Is that long sleeve just a jamnut?

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Posted January 13, 2017 - 01:15 PM

Here's a snap shot of a 1976 PK manual , not sure what you have because you said yours was changed ? From this picture if the sleeve #11 is supposed to be able to act as a jam nut maybe it's rusted fast ?

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Posted January 13, 2017 - 01:49 PM

Hi yes per Alc's post you can see the sleeve tube is part of the jam nut and they do get rusted had to use the smoke tool to get one on mine loose and on another I ended up cutting the sleeve from the nut and cutting the nut off then cleaned up the threads and welded a new nut to the tube. They can be a pain.

Did you find any replacements I searched some but didn't really find anything.



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Posted January 13, 2017 - 01:51 PM

Some how you will need to shorten the tie rod between the two wheels. Is it that nothing will turn for you or is the rod to long.

Could you shoot us a pic of what you have?



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Posted January 13, 2017 - 03:28 PM

I probably should just do a rebuild. One jam nut is stuck, the other is welded right to the rod and both ends have horrible play.
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Posted January 23, 2017 - 02:07 PM

Hi a.graham52, did you ever find any rod end replacements? While searching for a part I need I came across these they may work

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT



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Posted January 24, 2017 - 07:18 PM

Just got some today. McMaster Carr. Less than than $10 each
These have grease fittings and are heavy duty.

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Posted January 24, 2017 - 07:22 PM

Looks like they should do the job, lets us know how they work out. Its nice to find an alternative to keep the PK's going.



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Posted January 28, 2017 - 06:39 PM

Biggest issue I have right now is I need to replace the whole tierod. So for now I have put the ends on hold.

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Posted February 20, 2017 - 09:58 PM

Are people fabricating a new tie rod? Or just buying new? Or reusing original? Both of my tie rod ends are welded to the jam nuts and the tie rod is bent pretty bad on the right hand side. I have no way to cut left hand threads to make my own tie rod or maybe you just cut both ends to RH thread and unhook the tie rod end to adjust?

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 06:36 AM

 

Both of my tie rod ends are welded to the jam nuts

Are you tie-rod ends like in the illustration I posted above ? Those appear to have the nuts welded onto tubing to act as reinforcement . Maybe someone modified yours like mine was  



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Posted February 21, 2017 - 06:51 AM

Biggest issue I have right now is I need to replace the whole tierod. So for now I have put the ends on hold.

What is the approximate length and size? Something like this might work for the rod.

 

Are people fabricating a new tie rod? Or just buying new? Or reusing original? Both of my tie rod ends are welded to the jam nuts and the tie rod is bent pretty bad on the right hand side. I have no way to cut left hand threads to make my own tie rod or maybe you just cut both ends to RH thread and unhook the tie rod end to adjust?

See above link. 

 

These might be a bit pricey, but would work.


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