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jerrygreene 05-18-2019 04:48 PM

Drag Link connection to steering pitman sheared
 
Whilst driving into car park started to turn slightly and connection bolt on drag link sheared at 2 mph ............... Bang - Lost steering.
Why would this occur ?

Mr4btTahoe 06-10-2019 08:54 AM

It shouldn't be just a bolt... it's a ball joint style connection with a tapered fit like a tie rod end.

Likely, the joint was worn and it got side loaded when pulling into the lot at slow speed. Slow speed turning puts a lot of stress on steering components more so than when turning at speed.

I would check all the tie rod ends and such for play and replace anything that looks suspect while you're at it.


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