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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2003, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tierod bolt, need some advise

HI all, the tirod bolt, the one that bolts into the knuckle, the one with the ball joint built into it,

anyway, those of you who have messed with undoing that bolt and tightening it,

what is your secret to getting it good and tight,

when I am trying to tighten it, it just spinns,

any advise would be appreciated
thanks
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Re: Tierod bolt, need some advise

Air or electric impact, put a little pressure under it with a jack. Dont try to jack it up, just pressure.
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Re: Tierod bolt, need some advise

I always just used a pair of channel locks to squeeze the joint on the knuckle to put some pressure on the taper.
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Re: Tierod bolt, need some advise

When through this pain few weeks ago with my spoa. What the others have said is right, you need to get pressure on the joint to "seat" it so it won't spin
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Re: Tierod bolt, need some advise

prssure as the others have said. Also make sure the tapered surfaces are oil free. After its tight put on
something to keep it from rusting. Espesially in the rust belt.
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Re: Tierod bolt, need some advise

this is in reply to all of you,

what I did to put pressure on the tapered part was take a clamp and clamped the two pieces together, and it still spins...

the problem is that this is a new front axel I am rebuilding and putting under my rig, the tapered part was allready loose so I can't get the nut to come off or go on all the way...

any other ideas?

I am open for more suggestions...

thanks all for your comments, I appreciate them.
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Re: Tierod bolt, need some advise

Split the nut. 2 ways to do this.

Wedge the taper as tight as you can and cold chisel it dead center until it just splits. Repeat on the
other side if needed.

Use a nut splitter, which is a clamp with a cutting edge designed to do the same job as the cold chisel.
Sears and other major tool suppliers have them. Even Harbor Freight.
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Re: Tierod bolt, need some advise

When you finally get it apart, be sure to check the hole for round. Sounds like if the taper was loose, the knuckle may be worn.
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Re: Tierod bolt, need some advise

will do, thanks [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]

I spent way too much time on that last night... [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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