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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:21 pm 
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Ok, I dont want to sound like a complete f**k... (Well more than I sound already Lol).....

What it the thing that connects to the Ball joint on the steering called ????
I need to replace the ball joint stuff on an AU, but I dont know what the parts are called that I need.....

I know.. I know.... Flame away Lol.....

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:30 pm 
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do you mean the top and bottom ball joint behind the spindle assembly? near front axle

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:33 pm 
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pix would be handy.....

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:40 pm 
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Tie rod end?
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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:07 pm 
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K from the steering rack it goes.... Rack ends, tie rod, tie rod end.
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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:26 pm 
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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:40 pm 
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comes from steering rack and bolts upto the hub?
tie rod end.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:58 pm 
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Hahahaha... Beautiful !!!!! Thats the name I was after.....
Well at least I wont sound too much like a f**k to the wreckers then Lol !

Thanks again to everyone for your help !

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:02 pm 
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if its a tie rod end, then i recomend you getting it new as they are only $25 ea from repco etc, and some places sell them for like $20 ea.

unless of course your tight on cash or doing it for rwc.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:46 pm 
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wrecker will prolly charge him more than a new 1!!!


u will need a ball joint removal tool!

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:16 pm 
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ball joint removal tool for tie rod ends?
i have never needed one yet, to remove it just undo the nut and a few whacks with a hammer pops it out.

for install just push up while your tightening the nut to stop it from spinning.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:25 pm 
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but can damage the thread if u are using it again!
tis ok if u are replacing!

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:29 pm 
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thats why you leave the nut done up or upside down if its a castle nut. you should be ok.
I learnt the hard way the first time i did one, and mushroomed the top of the tie rod end. i was only 17 and not very clued on

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:38 pm 
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best way to remove tie rod end etc are to actually hit them on the side not on the top. not on the nut itself but where the shaft goes thru the steering.
hitting on the top like some have said can damage the tie rod.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:39 pm 
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You hit on the side of the knuckle not down on the nut.

 

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