[200q20v] Re: [s-cars] front suspension/replace tie rods

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Thu May 31 16:28:55 EDT 2001


"The moral of this story: if your adjusters are frozen solid and you don't 
have a well equipped mechanical lab at your disposal, perhaps it would be 
best for you just to bite the bullet and buy two complete new tie rod assys."
Igor Kessel
two turbo quattros
I'd say instead:  spend some time freeing up the adjusters at home, or pull them off and do them on the bench, prior to having the idiots break and mangle them doing the alignment.
If the guys are charging $50 or so per hour, don't expect them to spend an extra hour or so freeing up frozen parts, unless you instruct them to do so.  They'd rather try brute force or replace with new...

Chris (who's kept his tie rod adjusters in good shape by occasionally loosening/tightening them with some penetrating oil added for good measure... remember to release the jam ring portion on the inside...)

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