[TR] Removing Tie-rod 56TR3

Harold Sawatsky hsawatsk at sasktel.net
Fri Jan 22 14:20:32 MST 2016

Managed to pick up almost the same thing here in Regina.


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From: Triumphs [mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Harold
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 10:31 AM
To: Randall
Cc: triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] Removing Tie-rod 56TR3

I'll check our local auto parts supplier here. 

Harold Sawatsky
Remax Crown Real Estate
hsawatsky at remax.com

> On Jan 22, 2016, at 9:41 AM, Randall <TR3driver at ca.rr.com> wrote:
>> First, thanks for all the input I received before Xmas. The project 
>> this weekend is to remove the tie rod as one of the fulcrum pins is 
>> completely destroyed
> A very common problem in my experience.  You might want to consider 
> upgrading to the Delrin/SS joints as sold by ARE & TRF.  They will last
much longer.
>> Also, should we replace any other bushings while we are doing this? 
>> It does look like most other components are in good condition.
> The inner A-arm bushings are another common problem, IMO; particularly 
> the upper ones.  For the other joints, pry and wiggle against them 
> looking for any movement.  In general, if you can see them move at all in
ways they are not supposed to, the joint should be replaced.
> Also look for any play in the steering box.  If you see any, my 
> suggestion is to rebuild it rather than trying to adjust the screw on the
top.  It's to compensate for manufacturing tolerances, not wear IMO.
>> Trying to find some documentation or advice as to the best way to 
>> proceed and do I need any specialty tools.
> This style of tool seems to work the best for me 
> http://www.harborfreight.com/3-4-quarter-inch-forged-ball-joint-separa
> tor-99849.html
> Never had much luck with the "pickle fork" style, especially on those
fulcrum pins (aka silentblocs).
> Randall

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