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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Tie Rod End Bolt stripped. Help.....
I recently replaced my steering gear box. The pitman arm was a major pain to get off of the tie rod end and the steering gear box. Turns out I ended up messing up the first two threads on the bolt for the tie rod end that slides through the pitman arm. I can't get the nut to thread on and I have tried other ones with no luck. I have thought of 3 different things I can do:
1) try to use a die to get the threads back. If you recommend that, where can I rent a die at?
2) cut the first two threads off of the bolt and then try to get the nut on?
3) order a new tie rod end? I have already ordered it but won't be ehre till Wednesday and hoping to have the truck back on the road before then.
What do you recommend?