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Old 05-18-2019, 03:48 PM   #1
jerrygreene
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Default 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 ?
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:54 AM   #2
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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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