Originally posted by engatwork
My current (old) tie rod has a larger nut where item 2 is on this tie rod. This new one isn't a nut at all, just a thick metal washer type thing. This holds purely by compression against the split, tapered sleeve, correct?
Not exactly sure what you are talking about here.
As indicated in this picture, you see the smooth, thick washer type thing(2) that is next to the adjustment nut (1). On my OLD tie rod, the item marked (2) is actually a larger hex nut.
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