Rob - -
Buy a nut or nuts (I think tie rod is smaller than ball joint) that is the same thread as the factory one but doesn't have the nylon keeper insert in it. Doesn't need to be a high grade nut, you're only going to use it as a temporary tool to suck the taper in tight, then remove it and put your original nut on. Take your factory nut along to the hardware store to be sure on the thread.
Then oil the threads lightly and tighten the non-keeper nut down. It should suck the taper joint in tight as it's not fighting to go on. Then back it off and install proper nut in its place. Once the taper is pulled right down it should hold against the extra drag of the nylon insert fine.
Also, can be helpful if you have one to use an air wrench when a taper wants to spin, tho I'm not sure you could get one in at the ball joint nuts.
As to ball joint-control arm bolts, if the head is holding still and you turn and turn the nut and it doesn't get tighter, I'd say it's stripped. Pull it out and study it - - if nut is stripped out, you can clean its remains out of the threads of the bolt and buy a new nut.
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- Couple suspension questions, Robster501 , Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:43:54
- Re: Couple suspension questions, Justin VanAbrahams, Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:42:33
- Re: Couple suspension questions, bill schultz , Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:59:25
- Buy non-keeper type nuts, use to suck taper in., RayF, Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:58:44
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