Tie rod ends

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Corvaircar
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Tie rod ends

Post by Corvaircar »

I purchased new tie rod end from Clarks and rebuilt my steering linkage last winter, before I finally install them is it possible to identify the inner from the outer. I think that the left hand thread was the inner but would like to know for sure prior to bolting it down.
Thanks

Beers
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Re: Tie rod ends

Post by Beers »

On an EM, they’re quite a bit different, inner tie rods have a longer shank before the threads than the outers. So easy to tell.

On the LM’s, the inners are left hand thread, outers are right.
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Corvaircar
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Re: Tie rod ends

Post by Corvaircar »

Thank you, I had it correct and will look for the shank length difference to confirm also. So happy to have everyone's help when I post questions.
Cheers. Robbie

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