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Old 09-02-2016, 01:42 PM   #519
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:18 AM   #520
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Im replacing tie rods and cant find the torque specs. Thanks to Brad I a manual but still cant find specs for the tie rods. Did Chevy refer to them as something other than tie rods?
Anyway, does anyone have the specs for torque? Thanks fellas.

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Old 09-06-2016, 07:40 AM   #521
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Do you have the chassis manual Mike?

http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/tech...ice_Manual.pdf

Section 3 is the front alignment and the tie rod inspection and replacement are around page 207-9
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:30 AM   #522
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Thank you Martin. Ill see if its any different than the hard copy I have.

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Old 09-06-2016, 09:56 AM   #523
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Duh! I found it. I was looking in the wrong manual, looks like its 50 lb. ft. for the tie rod ends.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:33 PM   #524
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Would not worry to much about the torque spec Mike. Just use a wrench (box) and tighten down till the hole lines up with the cotter pin.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:55 PM   #525
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Thanks Bob. Ive never done tie rod assemblies before but Ive watched a bunch of videos and Im pretty good with a tape measure and can count threads so I'm gonna give it a go here. Borrowed some pickle forks and got one side all removed. Read and reread the manual a few times. Ill get it in for allignment when Im done. I was most concerned about separating those dog gone taper joints but got the first side off without too much problem.

I should be getting my parts by friday.....YAAAAAAHOOOOO!!!!! First time for everything, Im learning so so much with this rig. I love that.

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Old 09-06-2016, 07:05 PM   #526
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AND! Once again I have Lynn convinced that I actually know what Im doing!! Gotta love those points scored! (this is quite amazing because the woman is so darn smart)
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:14 PM   #527
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I need some advice fellas (and ladies). Im replacing my tie rod assemblies on both sides. Its going well so far until the last grease zerk on the drivers side inner tie rod end. I cant get that sucker to take grease. I tested the zerk to make sure it was open, put it in the old tie rod and it took grease just fine. I greased up the first assembly on the bench and both ends took grease just fine. The outter end on this one took grease. So I went ahead and installed the assembly, wheel off the ground still, tightened the nut just a bit on the inner and it still wont take any grease. What do you recommend I do next to get some grease in that sucker. Turn the steering wheel back n forth? Let the wheel down and put some weight on it? Not sure what to do next.

Advice from the mechanic sages here, please.


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Old 09-11-2016, 04:30 PM   #528
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When I look in the grease zerk hole, I can see the poly/nylon bushing covering the bottom of the hole....is that normal? Should there be a hole there through the poly bushing?
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Sounds like you have a bad part.
If you don't want to go to the trouble of taking it back, I would take a small drill bit and see if you can clear the passage. Maybe grip the drill bit with vice-grip and turn it by hand. you don't want to drill into the steel. That would leave steel shavings in a place you don't want them.
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Just winging it here Mike, can you loosen the lock nut and rotate the piece in the joint looking for a passage?

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Thanks for the response Richard, I gave that a try on the bench but couldnt get it to move in the joint. I didnt put a lot of force on it to try and get it to move around, mainly because this is my first attempt at this and dont want to damage anything.

Am wondering if there is some technique to be used with it installed but looks like Ill need to remove it to work on it. No big deal. Heck it may be a defective tie rod. I thought it was kinda strange though, when looking in the zerk hole, that I could see the poly bushing covering the hole. My thought was that maybe the grease gets forced around it. But after thinking about it more I think the grease is supposed to be on the inside of the bushing between the metal and the bushing.......oh well, was trying to get it wrapped up today but Im done, cleaned up, making dinner so Ill pull it back off in the morning. Great learning experience so far though.
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How about a picture and a brand on the tie rod ?
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