[TR] Removing Tie-rod 56TR3
hsawatsk at sasktel.net
Fri Jan 22 16:14:02 MST 2016
OK. I'll sit down I front of it in the morning.
And, my terminology could definitely be off. I thought I had a good look but marble not.
Remax Crown Real Estate
hsawatsky at remax.com
> On Jan 22, 2016, at 1:58 PM, davehogye <dlhogye at comcast.net> wrote:
> All good solid advice.
> The fulcrum pin is the inside upper and lower a-arm pivots. The upper pin is replaceable, but the lower isn't really. Are you sure that you have the parts terminology correct? What car is this?
> The upper pin replacement wouldn't necessarily include removable of the tie rod end.
> Dave H.
> From: "Tony Drews" <tony at tonydrews.com>
> To: "Randall" <TR3driver at ca.rr.com>, "Harold Sawatsky" <hsawatsk at sasktel.net>, triumphs at autox.team.net
> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 10:44:00 AM
> Subject: Re: [TR] Removing Tie-rod 56TR3
> +1 on that style of ball joint separator - seems to be much nicer to
> the ball joint, especially if I'm taking it apart but don't plan to
> replace the ball joint.
> Tony Drews
> At 09:41 AM 1/22/2016, Randall 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
> >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
> >Never had much luck with the "pickle fork" style, especially on
> >those fulcrum pins (aka silentblocs).
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