Tie rod ends

Suspension, including wheel, tire and brake.
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guzzirik
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Tie rod ends

Post by guzzirik » 14 Jan 2019 15:12

So far I have purchased two right hand thread short tie rod ends in my attempt to find a left hand thread one. Does anyone know a sure fire way to buy one? Apparently nobody really knows what they are really selling...

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Chadsinto510s
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Re: Tie rod ends

Post by Chadsinto510s » 14 Jan 2019 16:22

Who are you buying from? And what brand?

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icehouse
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Re: Tie rod ends

Post by icehouse » 14 Jan 2019 16:28

I might have one you can have. brand new moog.
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Re: Tie rod ends

Post by guzzirik » 14 Jan 2019 17:02

It finally hit me. the L suffix, as in 487L, is for left hand threads, not the left side of the car. Also, the PO put the drivers side tie rod on backwards.That threw me too. Not until I found a factory diagram did I see that the longer end on both rods attaches to the center link so that they will clear the pitman arm and the idler arm attaching points...So, I bought a 487L end. It better be right. I mean left....

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