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Popped Drag Link!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Batmanjr, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. Batmanjr

    Batmanjr 1/2 ton status

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    I was going out tonight to save a friend who got stuck and I hit a couple of deep Divits made by tanks... Anyways, my Draglink popped and now my steering wheel is crooked, so How do I keep this from happening? I know how to fix it, but How do I keep it from doing it again??? Thanks! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  2. HarryH3

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    Check around the steering box for some of those pesky and infamous GM frame cracks. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif If both of the clamps on the drag link are tight, it can't change in length, so something else had to give somewhere.
     
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    Not to steal the thread (actually trying to help). Has anyone used a Rock Rod as a drag link? I would (as suggested) check the frame and steering box, but if all else fails maybe you can buy a real short rock rod and use it as a drag link......(thinking out loud).
     
  4. Batmanjr

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    No it was definately the drag link, I painted it before put it uder the truck and I can see where the paint is missing! It definatly popped there.. Need a new sleeve, I think 410 at Autozone! Anyways, will have too tighten this one down extra tight and hopefully it won't happen again!
     
  5. HarryH3

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    Whew! That's freakin' scary! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif Was the clamp loose or are the threads rusted off?
     
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    Hey i have the same prob hit a rut with 1 tire and it did the same thing this weekend wasnt the frame, damn tie rod tweaked a little.
    What were you drivin the diesel?
     

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