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Re: Seized Tie Rods and a Shaking Front End (archive)

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Posted by Mike O on April 25, 2000 at 22:18:49:

In Reply to: Seized Tie Rods and a Shaking Front End posted by Doug Carter on April 25, 2000 at 20:39:21:


If the front end is tight, I would reccomend you take it to a different shop, they may not have had enough time, torches, patience,,, to work with the adjustment. If there is play on the tie rods or any other component I would recomend you replace them as needed. The vibration could be from tires(unevenly worn from poor alignment) or bad rotors.

First step is to get an alignment and front end check, I'd go from there.

Mike O

i>: Hi guys,

: I'm in need of some help. This afternoon, I dropped my new/old '73 off to have the front end aligned, to try to eliminate some of the steering problems and shake that I have experienced since I picked up the car last week.

: I got a call from the shop saying that they aligned what they could, but could not move the heim joints from the threaded sleeve/tie rod. Thus, the steering alignment could not be made. This is a problem, as I think the car has some pronounced toe-out right now. I have determined that I want to replace both tie rods and the rod ends completely to avoid any future problems. Now what? Who carries these pieces? Should I replace anything else at the same time? Could something else be causing the front end shake that I may be overlooking?

: Funny how one problem creates more.

: Any experiences would be greatly appreciated.

: doug

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