Hi mzak88,My apologies if this has been posted. Is there a Moog or TRW part number for these? Been searching forum and haven't had any luck.
Best way to give ball joints a quick "look" is to lift the wheel on one side off the ground about an inch (or so). Grab the left and right sides of the tire and attempt to turn (push) it left and right. Check both sides just to be sure... If you see motion, you have a problem and need to make repairs.Is there supposed to be movement of the stud in relationship to the ball of the ball joint?
Did you replace the hydraulic shocks for gas operated Monroe or Gabriel's before you started all this?I have the tie rod removed from truck, changing kingpin bushings, inner axle seals etc. My truck, M925a2, has been cupping right front tire badly. There is also a shimmy in the steering when doing a 50 mph sharper left highway bend. I havent found anything really that concerning yet. This is my first MV and the largest vehicle I've wrenched on, I've never seen a light truck rod end with movement between the stud and ball of the rod end.
Pretty sure thats your issue. Kingpins hardly go bad. Takes a good many miles to wear out tie rods as long as they are all grease properlyNo, original equipment shocks.
I have really mean wear on the right front, outside tread blocks worn at an angle as well as the first inch from the outside on the middle tread blocks worn into a step pattern. I'll get a pic up tonightDid you replace the hydraulic shocks for gas operated Monroe or Gabriel's before you started all this?
The shimmy in the curve is from the cup. Its the high ride ridge in the middle and its walking over itself in the corners.
An inside or outside wear is a tie rod issue. If it looks like uneven high rise tread thru the middle its a shock issue
I'm pretty sure the threads are inch and a quarter. I used a 1 5/16" wrench to remove nuts.I have a bunch of new tie rods with ends that I got years ago at a salvage yard. They made me cut them in half, but they were new. I don't know about size but Ill go get one and see.
What I don't see is the thread part in your video.
I checked and the thread seems to be 1 1/4"- 12 and the nut holding the taper part is 7/8". They are US made by TRW. They are getting some surface rust, otherwise new.
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