Dec 29th, 00, 04:08 AM
I just thought I would ask this so I don't do something stupid. The adjustment sleeves that I recieved with my suspension kit do not fit right over the tie rod ends. Should I try to expand the sleeve slightly?
[This message has been edited by rickmack (edited 12-29-2000).]
Dec 29th, 00, 05:00 AM
If your adjustment sleeves are the kind that are split and have two clamps on them. You can wedge a small chisel or screwdriver in the middle of the split and that should spread them enought to really help them screw on.
If not split but solid, I'd say the screw threads might be off some, but really don't know without the "see-y, touch-y, -feel-y" thing. Sorry. pdq67
Dec 29th, 00, 06:32 AM
Thanks for the reply,
they are the split type with 2 clamps. The problem is that they do not just screw on to the tie rod ends. So it sounds like I should split the sleave a little and slide it on, since it won't thread?
Dec 29th, 00, 07:47 AM
Rick, the sleeves must be threaded on. The clamps are just there to keep the tie rods from threading in and out after the proper length has been set. The clamps alone would not hold the tie rods from coming out of the sleeve. Imagine your steering linkage coming apart while your driving!!! I would try to get the sleeves to thread on by spreading them apart slightly. If they are slightly out of round, that may be the reason they won't thread on. If you can't get them to work properly, send them back to the manufacturer and ask for a new pair.
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Dec 29th, 00, 02:59 PM
I will give it a try,
Dec 29th, 00, 07:18 PM
just to remind you, there is a right hand and left hand threaded end.
(not tryin' to insult you)
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Dec 29th, 00, 08:01 PM
Excellent point, David. Forgot about that because I most carefully laid everything out in order when I rebuilt the wife's Astro van last fall. I found the small chisel wedged in the split and WD-40 as a cleaner great with the dirty threads. pdq67
Dec 30th, 00, 05:17 AM
Thanks for the info David. I did not know that about the threads. I will be trying them again this weekend. I will let everyone know.
Jan 1st, 01, 12:20 PM
Yep, it was the opposite thread problem. They went on real easy when I turned the sleeve the correct way.