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Old 09-19-2011, 04:06 PM
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Sheered Track Bar... What's Now?

I have a 2004 Ford F-250. Shortly before ending a 600 mile road trip I noticed some steering and stability problems with the truck. I pulled over and examined the suspension and found that the track bar was completely sheered from the axle assembly on the passenger side. This piece looks to be fabricated to the axle assembly close to where the U-bolts meet the axle.

What's next? Can I weld it back together or do I need to replace the axle? Would welding it just be a temporary fix? Finally, if I were to have the axle assembly replaced would that affect the resale value of the truck?
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:36 PM
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i would say u r probably fine welding it..just make sure u detatch the track bar before u do it otherwise it will probably never reach since it is made to pull the frame and axle together so there should be some tension. all im saying if it was my truck i would definetely weld it. and i would probably try and make a new one or gusset the old one up a lil
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:16 PM
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a pic would be worth a 1000 words here. is your truck lifted? why is the bracket fabricated? is the stock bracket still there? You can weld to the axles just try to get get it too hot.
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i think he meant try NOT to get it too hot.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:07 PM
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NOT - is what i meant!! prevent warpping
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