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Tie rod ordering question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Dec 28, 2000.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Why does Napa have all these options when looking up a tie rod end? They want to know what gears you have and all that. What the hell difference does that make.
    All I need is the long a$$ one on the drivers side with the hole for the steering stab.
    Cna somebody educate me please. Im tired of being stupid. Or is Napa stupid?

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    They are all ding dongs...I just went to get mine last night at Kragen, and the guy kept asking me if it was for the "outer" or "inner" drivers side end???????? I just looked at him and said let me see the computer screen, and said just give me that one! I swear, hello, there is only one on each side, no "inners and outers"!!!! It's not you, believe me!!
     
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    Allright, I just went throught this the other day. Are you using Moog parts? They are the best from what I've heard. Tell them you have 4.10 gears, because if you use the replacememnts for the front tie rod ends, they will not fit, because they are different widths. Are you replacing the whole tie rod o nthe front wit hboth ends, or just the long side? If you are replacing the whole thing, the part numbers you need are DS893, but if you are just doing the long one, you need DS905. these are for the Moog parts. Hope this helps. Also if you're doing the whole thing, to avoid confusion, tell them you have a 3/4 ton Suburban.

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    Cool, I thought it was me. Geeze how hard does it have to be? Its the damn long one on the drivers side. These parts stores are killing me. My neighbor just had a good run in wiht The twilight "ZONE". I told him to never go there again and what did he do? Yep, he call me to give him a ride cuss they gave him the wrong part , AGAIN.

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    Most parts stores these days use a computer program to look up parts. The program will quite often prompt for info that isn't needed for your particular vehicle, but may need to be known when looking up that type of part for a different model. It's less work for the programmers to just force the question to come up any time a search is done on a particular type of part. They don't care how much it inconveniences the counter help or the customer.

    It's rare these days to find someone working at a parts counter that can actually look up a part for you in the honest-to-goodness paper catalog. [​IMG]

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    Well, one things for sure, the best way to get parts now is to take the dam thing down there wiht you and make sure you get the right part before you get home and find out. I think this is what Im going to do with the tie rod. The one I have is ok, but its a little on the help me side, and it makes me nervous thinking about that damn thing giving way while I may be cruising the highway at lets say 65. One wheels this way nad one that way. It makes me cringe thinking about it.

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