tie rod seperated from end

PeterBergin at aol.com PeterBergin at aol.com
Sun Mar 24 17:22:26 EST 2002

A great thanks to all of you for you opinions on this controversial problem.  
Its great to bounce ideas back and forth.

My Audi is now parked in my driveway, where it will wait for parts to arrive.

My solution was to sand blast the rust away, move the inner adjustment nut 
against the center fixed nut to gain 3/8in more thread, pack threads with JB 
quick weld. The inner rod tightened up very firm (cranked quite hard).  Next 
I drilled and pressed in an appropriate spring pin.  Went up north to install 
it. Did the double tape measure alignment and drove home with extreme 

Its great to have a friend with a fully equipped shop it home, and you guys 
on this list.  This turned into a project with more time spent thinking and 
worrying time than repair time.

Thanks to all that responded!!!


91 Avant (off to Aspen in a couple of days)    

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