Tie rod ends and wrong nuts

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Doug G
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Tie rod ends and wrong nuts

Post by Doug G » Thu Apr 17, 2014 19:32

Tie rod ends.

Cant find the thread, but a few weeks ago I had the 'situation' where the nut on the tie rod end for the right front wheel had parted company.
The tie rod end and the steering arm(?) also parted company.
This made steering rather interesting.

Cause : A certain individual ( I can't find out who it was
*) had put a metric sized nut on the imperial sized thread. :evil:
This also resulted in the said threads being damaged.
Managed to order a pair of tie rod ends and have my son bring them out at Easter.

I must admit I was rather surprised when they fitted perfectly and the change over went relatively easily.

Now a happy Moker once again.


* I suspect it was the same barsteward :twisted: that put metric nuts on most of the wheel studs before I bought the Mini Moke . . . Three wheels separated from the Mini Moke, two overtook it, before I realised what was wrong in that instance . . ordered a complete new set of wheel nuts.

What concerns me is what else has the bar steward done of a similar nature? :shock:
Last edited by Doug G on Thu Apr 17, 2014 19:42, edited 1 time in total.
Having a moking good time!

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Re: Tie rod ends and wrong nuts

Post by spider » Thu Apr 17, 2014 19:35

That's pretty rough work, especially considering what it is (or was!).

The original thread is 1/2" UNF.

Could have led to a seriously scary moment.
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Re: Tie rod ends and wrong nuts

Post by Doug G » Thu Apr 17, 2014 19:44

I wasn't driving fast, but did drive on for quite a few hundred yards in a straight(isn) line before being forced to stop when I needed to turn.

The whole chassis was flexing at that point. :shock: :shock: :shock:
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