front wheel shimmy

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Post by ruckman101 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:05 pm

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Ok, so got the tie-rod ends in, but have a bit to do still. According to our tape measure, the toe-in is at 1/16 of an inch. But, loosening the lock nut on the inner side of the passenger tie-rod, to adjust both sides, was elusive. No wrench, tight space. So it was all adjusted by turning the driver side tie-rod. Going to have to go back I suspect, as the steering wheel is wonky now. Initially the toe-in was over an inch. Three threads tighter, six total, got us to 1/16 of an inch.

And the boots are torn on the ball joints, so gotta hit the tears with a glob of grease.

I think I'm on the right track. Pickle forks were available here on the mountain, and the old ones came off without too much of a fight.


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Post by ruckman101 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:05 pm

Anyone know offhand what size the locking nuts are on the inside of the passenger side tie-rod?


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