Track rod castle nuts

Discussion in 'How To' started by JamesLey, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. I’ve temporarily put nylocs on our old track rod ends, but as they’re original I need to fit castle nuts. Heritage want £5 each, any link to a cheaper supplier?

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  3. davidoft

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  4. Why does it have to be castle nuts?
    One of mine had nylocs on, are they not as secure?
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  5. I couldn’t do em up as the joint kept spinning.

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  6. Ah I see, yeah I remember reading something about that.
  7. davidoft

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    Put a jack under the joint or hit the joints in with a soft hammer every time you turn the ratchet, do it fast
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  8. Actually whatever it was I read, I think said use a normal nut to seat the ball joint , then remove and put the nyloc. on.
    Worth a try?
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  9. Cheers will give both them a go.

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  10. All my nuts are nylocs:p the new ball joints come only nylocs now ;)
  11. you need downwards pressure on the ball joint to do nylocks up...
  12. soft hammer :D:D:D:D:D

    I've never owned one...:D
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  13. Tap firmly with hammer to seat balljoint and carefully do up Nyloc. It will catch eventually. Or use Mole grips to squeeze it..
  14. some balljoint threads sometimes have a star/hex inside them...

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