Tie rod seperated from end.
malth at umich.edu
Sat Mar 23 14:46:38 EST 2002
So you would never drive an S4/S6 or 92-94 V8 anywhere then would you?
Even more weight, same brakes...
On Sat, 23 Mar 2002, Bernie Benz wrote:
> I wouldn't drive to Aspen with G60s on a 200Q-20V, even with good tie rods.
> > From: PeterBergin at aol.com
> > Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 01:09:29 EST
> > To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> > Subject: Tie rod seperated from end.
> > Any one ever have this happen, was driving to a family dinner tonight. While
> > doing a U-turn, I lost my steering. Examined the front end and found the
> > right front tire turned all the way to the right, while the left was
> > straight. Traffic everywhere, had to kick the tire strait and limp off the
> > road.
> > To make a long story short, Called a buddy with some tools to help me out
> > and found that the threaded adjustment shaft between the end and the rod had
> > pulled out of the rod. After removing the rod from the rack I found the rod
> > and treaded shaft perfect, except for the end that screws into the shaft was
> > totally rusted with no threads in the rod, or on the shaft.
> > My car came from Calif., and has only seen one Minnesota winter. No rust on
> > any of the underside components.
> > I must assume that when the original owner had the UFO's swapped for G-60's
> > under warrantee in 1992, they must have cross threaded the shaft, which
> > allowed moisture to enter, and rust it out from the inside.
> > Any one ever hear of this.
> > I hope I can find parts in town tomorrow, I am supposed to drive to Aspen Co.
> > for a ski trip tomorrow. At least it failed here.
> > Any Comments?
> > Frustrated Pete
> > 91 Avant, 133k miles
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