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Old 08-25-2006, 09:48 PM
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W123 Tie Rods

What is the difference between these 2 tire rod assemblies? and if get an assembly, will this take the place of both tire rods ends plus the rod in the middle?

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Old 08-25-2006, 09:54 PM
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FYI, they are "tie" rods......
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the other assembly

Heres the other assembly
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FYI, they are "tie" rods......
Sorry for the typo... TIE RODS.
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I have a big task infront of me this weekend or coming week. I will be replacing the right ball joint. And while I'm at it will replace the right wheel bearings and the tie rod end.
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What is the difference between these 2 tire rod assemblies? and if get an assembly, will this take the place of both tire rods ends plus the rod in the middle?
The center one only comes as an assembly; the ends are welded on.

The left & right assy includes both ends and the torque tube. It's often cheaper to by the assy as opposed to the ends only.
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so I guess the tie rods in this assembly are the same tie rods that are replace one at a time? Why does the one that says center have that thing that sticks out in between and the other one does not?
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The steering damper attaches to the bracket on the center link.
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The first one is called a Drag link in the Service manual and other, or second one is the tie rod. The drag link is installed in the middle of the car between the steering box pitman arm and the idle arm assembly. The tie rods are installed fromt he pitman arm on the drivers side to the wheel steering link. The passenger side it is attached from the idel arm assembly to the right wheel. The part sticking out on the drag link is where the steering shock absorber attaches.

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The first one is called a Drag link
Sorry, I don't know where I came up with the "center link" idea. Just because it's in the middle does not mean that it's in the center.

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