Help! Tie rods....
dkpriebe at attbi.com
Mon Feb 17 21:19:52 EST 2003
Thanks David and Bernie. The internet and this list in particular are pretty
amazing! Within 5 minutes of sending my e-mail asking for help, I had 2
My problem was that I just needed to hammer in the ends.
91 200tqa 165k his
95.5 S6 103k hers
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at charter.net>
To: "dkpriebe" <dkpriebe at attbi.com>
Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: Help! Tie rods....
> Reuse the old nuts, and first thread them onto the free ball stud to be
> that you haven't buggered up the threads. If sucessuful with this, clean
> both the stud and stearing arm socket free of oil and grease before
> installing the stud in its socket. Then drive it in with a lead hammer or
> clamp it in with your gear puller to build up sufficient friction to allow
> the nut to be installed. Pretty much a common sense job, IMO.
> > From: "dkpriebe" <dkpriebe at attbi.com>
> > Reply-To: "dkpriebe" <dkpriebe at attbi.com>
> > Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 15:06:19 -0800
> > To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
> > Subject: Help! Tie rods....
> > I need some help. This weekend I swapped out my springs on the front
> > entirely removed the struts and everything went relatively well. Today I
> > started reassembling everything, but ran into a problem. When I attach
> > tie rods to the strut and try to tighten it, the ball joint just turns,
> > can't tighten it at all. I am using new nuts. Nothing about this is
> > mentioned in the Bentley, nor sjmautotechnik, Chris Millers, or ur-s4.
> > I removed the tie rod ends, I used a puller and had to put a fair amount
> > pressure on it to get it out of the strut, but it sure didn't seem like
> > broke anything. Help, any ideas?
> > Thanks,
> > Dave Priebe
> > Kenmore, WA
> > 91 200tqa 165k his
> > 95.5 S6 103k hers
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