Replacing Tie Rod Ends

Replacing Tie Rod Ends

Post by Jim Chapma » Mon, 04 Oct 2010 00:15:07


    Our group runs into a problem with replacing the tie rod ends (Heim
joints) whenever the joints get too much slop in them and the skis wobble.
The steel Heim joint is left hand on the interior end and usually unscrews
without a problem.  The exterior joint gets a lot more slop and salt and
while right handed will break loose with heat and thread juice and then
after some turns break off.  Then we have to drill it out and retap the
aluminum tie rod.
    Has anyone come up with a method to disassemble the exterior joint
successfully?

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Jim Chapman

 
 
 

Replacing Tie Rod Ends

Post by Repairma » Mon, 04 Oct 2010 09:38:30


Quote:
>    Our group runs into a problem with replacing the tie rod ends (Heim
> joints) whenever the joints get too much slop in them and the skis wobble.
> The steel Heim joint is left hand on the interior end and usually unscrews
> without a problem.  The exterior joint gets a lot more slop and salt and
> while right handed will break loose with heat and thread juice and then
> after some turns break off.  Then we have to drill it out and retap the
> aluminum tie rod.
>    Has anyone come up with a method to disassemble the exterior joint
> successfully?

> --
> Jim Chapman

Anti - seize is your friend when assembling dis-similar metals that you want
to get apart.
I always use it when reassembling suspension parts. Road riding and even
road crossing get the salt creeping into those parts.

 
 
 

Replacing Tie Rod Ends

Post by Dave War » Tue, 05 Oct 2010 10:20:08

Yup, no better friend than a bit of anti-sieze on the threads when
re-assembling.


Quote:



>>    Our group runs into a problem with replacing the tie rod ends (Heim
>> joints) whenever the joints get too much slop in them and the skis
>> wobble. The steel Heim joint is left hand on the interior end and usually
>> unscrews without a problem.  The exterior joint gets a lot more slop and
>> salt and while right handed will break loose with heat and thread juice
>> and then after some turns break off.  Then we have to drill it out and
>> retap the aluminum tie rod.
>>    Has anyone come up with a method to disassemble the exterior joint
>> successfully?

>> --
>> Jim Chapman

> Anti - seize is your friend when assembling dis-similar metals that you
> want to get apart.
> I always use it when reassembling suspension parts. Road riding and even
> road crossing get the salt creeping into those parts.