Tie rod adjusting sleeve

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plrgpr
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Tie rod adjusting sleeve

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Had to buy one in a hurry from Auto Zone. Manufactured with steel $75. Decided to go ahead and replace the other sleeve and both outer tie rod ends after emergency repair So I ordered them from Clark’s l. Clark’s sleeve is cast iron and $26 with clamps. Hope the cast iron is OK😬
Gary Roberson
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I'll bet theirs is steel also. I've never seen a cast iron tie rod sleeve.
I just checked their site and it says steel.
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plrgpr
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It sure appears to be cast. The surface is rough compared to the AZ sleeve which is definitely steel and has a smooth surface.
Gary Roberson
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I do not think they are cast. They do look like they have been blasted with some fine surface texture.
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Amazed that AZ had 'em, that's a win! I have a front end rebuild on my "to-do" list, been looking around. Tie rod sleeve, clamps & bolts are $20 at http://californiacorvairparts.com/index ... er=product

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Thanks Ted, you’re probably right.
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erco, local parts store may have the front end parts you need. GM seemed to use the same steering design for years on all their cars and I think many of those parts were interchangeable........probably expensive however. The sleeve I needed was not in their store, but they had it for me the next day along with distributor cap and rotor!
Gary Roberson
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