1994 Ford Thunderbird Two Wheel Drive
We need information on how to address a broken driver side tie rod.
The rod is broken between 1 and 2 inches from where it screws into the tie rod end. Esamination of the break indicates that the rod has been bent for some time, that it cracked at the point of the bend, and that stress at that point extended the crack until the rod broke. (The car had been stolen, used in commission of capital crime, impounded as possible evidence for 4 years, and recently released to the owner, who is attempting to put it back in service.)
Obviosly the tie rod needs to be replaced. We need information on how to do that, or how to locate instruction for how to do that. We are also interested in advice about what other parts of the steering should be reworked.
Monday, August 11th, 2008 AT 5:21 PM