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Old January 12th, 2008, 05:27 PM
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Tie rod spins

Putting everything back together after swapping in a new front axle housing, radius arms and doing a swivel ball rebuild on one side this afternoon and one of my tie rod ends spins when I try to tighten down the nyloc nut. Screwed aren't I? I have a couple of old tie rods with good ends around, hopefully they are the correct direction thread, this is a DAP HD rod and ends with one RH and one LH thread ends.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 05:32 PM
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You might try an impact wrench that will spin it on fast!

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Old January 13th, 2008, 12:43 AM
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In these cases I use a 2 x 4 wedged aganist some immovable object with the tie rod end as the fulcrum, pushing the tie rod end further into the eye. usually works, hope that makes sense.

also not a bad idea to make sure the threads aren't effed up.

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Putting everything back together after swapping in a new front axle housing, radius arms and doing a swivel ball rebuild on one side this afternoon and one of my tie rod ends spins when I try to tighten down the nyloc nut. Screwed aren't I? I have a couple of old tie rods with good ends around, hopefully they are the correct direction thread, this is a DAP HD rod and ends with one RH and one LH thread ends.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 10:33 AM
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Got it done. I just put a rod end puller on backwards and used a fat washer to protect the rod end, it tightened right down.
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Since there is already this existing post on tie rod ends...

Can someone help clarify a tie rod end part number? (NAS V8I Defender)

Is the tie rod end with CLOCKWISE threads p/n RTC5869 or RTC5870 ?

Am not near my truck to verify which side the clockwise thread end goes on.

Thanks very much.
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For future refrence, the easiest way I've found for those tie rod ends is use a normal nut, of the same thread of course, tighten it up, take it off then install the nylock.
Or by tie rod ends that use castelated nuts. I like them the best anyway as you can reuse the nuts.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 01:13 PM
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yeah but you still have to replace the cotter pin.

i use whatver they send me

not that I would ever re-use a nylock *cough*



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For future refrence, the easiest way I've found for those tie rod ends is use a normal nut, of the same thread of course, tighten it up, take it off then install the nylock.
Or by tie rod ends that use castelated nuts. I like them the best anyway as you can reuse the nuts.
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If it spins it WILL pop out and you WILL die . . . . . (eventually).
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I've seen the results of not using the correct NEW hardware in critical applications. but I've also reused alot of nylocs on tie rod ends with no troubles in 13 years. Do look at them from time to time. They always look the same. Don't try this at home kiddos.



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Have them on my Disco... Wished I'd never done it on the drag link. Rod ends don't pivot nearly as far as Rover ends do.
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