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Posted: 1/5/2006 1:12:18 PM EDT
need some quick help..

something broke on my ford F150 ,need to know what its called so i can replace it..


whats this bastard part called. it just broke on me..

good thing it happened in a parking lot and not on the road..





Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:13:07 PM EDT
tie rod
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:14:15 PM EDT
tie rod

and i know a guy it happened to as well.............also a parking lot.............damn good thing too because that happening at highway speed will fuck your world
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:14:51 PM EDT
thank you gentlemen
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:14:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
tie rod

and i know a guy it happened to as well.............also a parking lot.............damn good thing too because that happening at highway speed will fuck your world


+1
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:16:30 PM EDT
i have to ask.................were you backing up at the time?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:18:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
i have to ask.................were you backing up at the time?



thats exactly what i was doing..

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:18:22 PM EDT
is the ball joint sheared off or is the end of the tie rod broke?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:18:59 PM EDT
Did you happen to be turning the steering wheel while the vehicle was NOT moving?

CMOS
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:19:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cluster:

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
i have to ask.................were you backing up at the time?



thats exactly what i was doing..




as was my friend. he was in a 250 though so apparently this particular little oopsie spans different models as well
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:20:32 PM EDT
Looks like the main line to the Flux capacitor. Your screwed if you hit 88miles per hour!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:13:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CMOS:
Did you happen to be turning the steering wheel while the vehicle was NOT moving?

CMOS



i honestly dont remember..


just called auto zone.. about 47 bucks for the part.. not bad.. thanks for the quick ID..

anyone ever change one of these..

how simple is it... or am i in for a long night in someones parking lot.. ?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:17:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cluster:

Originally Posted By CMOS:
Did you happen to be turning the steering wheel while the vehicle was NOT moving?

CMOS



i honestly dont remember..


just called auto zone.. about 47 bucks for the part.. not bad.. thanks for the quick ID..

anyone ever change one of these..

how simple is it... or am i in for a long night in someones parking lot.. ?



My lord, at least buy the replacement from a quality parts store.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:17:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
Looks like the main line to the Flux capacitor. Your screwed if you hit 88miles per hour!



Maybe mine will be ok since i only go 87 miles per hour
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:19:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
Looks like the main line to the Flux capacitor. Your screwed if you hit 88miles per hour!hr


Flux Capacitor was the first thing I thought of, I'm amazed with the quick wit on this site, that somebody didn't mention it within the first three posts.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:19:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 2:21:22 PM EDT by FMJshooter]
when replacing the tie rod be sure to measure how far out the old one is . sometimes counting the exposed threads works given the replacement tierod is the exact same length as the original. If not your wheel alighnment will be out.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:21:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FMJshooter:
when replacing the tie rod be sure to measure how far out the old one is . sometimes counting the exposed threads works given the replacement tierod is the exact same length as the original. If not your alighnment will be WAY OUT.



+1. I'd get it as close as I can and get an alignment anyway.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:21:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:22:27 PM EDT
Better yet, After you install new tie rod go get an alignment to be on the safe side.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:51:23 PM EDT
No recall, just a TSB on checking them.TSB Number & Issue Date
04L19 SEP 04 Campaign - Tie Rod Inspection Maintenance Reminder
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:00:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_Bear:
IIRC, that's a recall item for 1997-2003 F-150s and F-250s. Might want to call a Ford dealer to be sure.



Looks like a TTB style front axle, probably a 80-96 style f-150
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:02:30 PM EDT
You MUST get an alignment after you replace it.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:49:43 PM EDT
Actually what you have circled in the first pic
is called a adjusting sleeve. The part that is broken
is the inner tie rod. It also looks like you should
probably invest in some new tires. The one that
shows in the pic looks like hell.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:54:23 PM EDT
ok for those that care...

i got the thing fixed.,.

cost of the part.. 23 bucks

cost of tools that i thought i would need but didnt... $$$$ :(

oh well im home on arfcom watching the history channell so all is well.


only bad thing is that i missed a new series called dallas swat .

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:58:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cluster:
ok for those that care...

i got the thing fixed.,.

cost of the part.. 23 bucks

cost of tools that i thought i would need but didnt... $$$$ :(

oh well im home on arfcom watching the history channell so all is well.


only bad thing is that i missed a new series called dallas swat .






Don't sweat it - it's on cable - they're gonna rerun the hell out of it...
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