DiscoClax Posted August 4, 2007 Share Posted August 4, 2007 Quick question... Background - I was under the Disco this fine evening trying in vain to swap the starter motor (refer bonus question below) and noticed that the track rod had a fair bit of play, in both ball-joint ends. It's probably only about a mm of play, but significant enough to be easily felt and seen. My question is - Obviously the tie-rods need replacing, but is it still safe to drive for a few more days, or should I park it until I can get the parts? I've got a 170km round trip to work, majority of at freeway speeds. I know that the result of either end going would be... umm, extremely unpleasant... but I also know that the LR product is built like a brick dunny and there's a fair bit of "reserve capacity" in its engineering. Bonus question - My starter motor's playing up a bit and I have a known good unit to swap in. However the top bolt (socket-head cap screw) has had someone mangle the socket pretty well before I got to it. An 8mm hex-drive just spins in it. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I may be able to get the &*%$#%^&! thing out? I don't have access to a welder. Should I just try and bash a 11/32" hex into it and have another crack at it, or is there a better way? Any help gratefully received, as always... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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