Tie rod seperated from end
irautenberg at comcast.net
Sat Mar 23 17:33:33 EST 2002
Never heard of such a failure. Frozen tie rod -- yes. Thread completely
stripped resulting in separation -- No. I'm not so sure you have any thread
on the receiving side, either. I personally wouldn't risk the weld
breaking. Too bad you don't have AAA plus (100 miles free towing).
'91 200q20v...Slightly modified + '83 Urquattro
----- Original Message -----
From: <PeterBergin at aol.com>
To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 4:18 PM
Subject: Tie rod seperated from end
> Looks like my tie rod problem is ending up as a brake debate, thats what I
> was afraid of.
> So back to my problem. What our your opinions of welding the threaded
> (treads are gone on the tie rod side) back together, eye ball the toe, and
> limp the car back home (20 miles) and wait for a new tie rod assembly. I
> would save a $180 tow bill.
> 91 Avant
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