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post #1 of 18 Old 08-29-2008, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Drag link end and inpection help. I think i need to replace mine and i'm supposed to be leaving tomorow i can fix thin i knoe i just need a little guidence. where can i get another end at what else do i need to inspect for more problems?

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What makes you think it is bad or in need of being replaced. You can get a drag link at Autozone or other big autoparts store. But after replacing it you should have an alignment done.


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the connection that connects to the Pitman arm is making a knock and alot of visual movement when you turn the wheel. the bolt is still secure in the pitman arm the movement is in the base where the stud is pressed into the drag link end. Why would i need an allignment this has no controll over pitch or camber of the wheels that would be the tie rod and cams right?

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A full alignment would measure your camber, caster and toe. If you change the draglink and tighten everything up, you RISK the chance of your toe being off.

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ok so where can i buy just the end for the drag link? the end that attches to the tie rod is fine and so is the bar. I see no point in replacing the entire thing.

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You have to replace the whole bar .. should be at your auto parts store !

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You have to replace the whole bar .. should be at your auto parts store !
Not hardly, I figured it out they still call it a Tie rod end.
It's $33 from Power Stroke Shop. The Moog replacement part number is ES3427T. Just as soon as I get back home I'll get on it!

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A full alignment would measure your camber, caster and toe. If you change the draglink and tighten everything up, you RISK the chance of your toe being off.
Unless there is a difference between the 04 and 06 there is no need for an alignment just because you replace the drag link. The toe is adjusted by a completely different bar. The worst that can happen is that your steering wheel is off and if you can replace the drag ling you can fix the steering wheel.
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the connection that connects to the Pitman arm is making a knock and alot of visual movement when you turn the wheel. the bolt is still secure in the pitman arm the movement is in the base where the stud is pressed into the drag link end. Why would i need an allignment this has no controll over pitch or camber of the wheels that would be the tie rod and cams right?
???? The tie rod does not connect to the pitman arm??

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Unless there is a difference between the 04 and 06 there is no need for an alignment just because you replace the drag link. The toe is adjusted by a completely different bar. The worst that can happen is that your steering wheel is off and if you can replace the drag ling you can fix the steering wheel.
Why would anyone want to drive around with a "off centered" steering wheel?? ... yull need the alignment

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