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Tie Rod Replacement

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Jeremy Knakmuhs, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Jan 27, 2020
    Jeremy Knakmuhs

    Jeremy Knakmuhs Jknakmuhs

    Parker, CO
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    Got around to replacing the tie rods yesterday and the passenger outer that I was sent is too large for the tube. Am I missing something or was I likely sent a wrong part? Replaced both sides, tried the end on both tubes. The threading for the one is larger than the other three.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2020
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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    Most likely the larger threaded unit is or an M38a1. They had a larger diameter threaded shaft than civilian CJ’s.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2020
    Jeremy Knakmuhs

    Jeremy Knakmuhs Jknakmuhs

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    Sounds good, just heard back from KaiserWillys, they are pretty sure I was sent the wrong part and are express shipping a new one free of charge. Glad to see good customer service still exists.
     
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  4. Jan 30, 2020
    Jeremy Knakmuhs

    Jeremy Knakmuhs Jknakmuhs

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    Follow up on this. Just finished up with installing these. It certainly stiffened the steering but not all the way. Am I likely looking at rebuilding the steering box next or are there are parts I can replace before a rebuilding the steering box?
     
  5. Jan 30, 2020
    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Everything in the stock steering is subject to wear, do a search here on "death wobble". Best to have someone rock the wheel while you're underneath watching what's happening.

    Likely it's a little bit of everything.
     
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  6. Feb 27, 2020
    1964_cj5

    1964_cj5 I'd rather be Jeepin'

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    Check the bellcrank. That's where most of the slop is in my rig.
     

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