Front end question (tie rod, torque spec....)

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    Hi,

    I finished rebuilding my front end tonight.

    1-While I was bolting the drive side inner tie rod end, I was torquing it to 35-40lbs and it stripped the ball stud.... is it ok to put the cotter pin and leave it like that or I need to replace the tie-rod right away.

    2-What is the torque spec on the Idler arm bolt to center link and the bolt from the steering box to the center link?

    Thank you
     
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    was this an import-brand tie rod? noo not okay to leave like that
     
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    dont want to be mean so I wont tell where it is from, but im kinda disapointed... I bought a full front end rebuild kit.

    I'll get a Moog replacement then.. it sucks, I paid 400$ for the kit, and around 100$ to replace defective/lower quality parts....
     
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    I pieced together all my front end rebuilds so i knew exactly where each piece came from and what country of origin and quality level it was...sucks to hear you had so many problems
     
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    anyone know the torque spec for the idler arm bolt and steering box bolt to centerlink??
     
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    I stripped a Ball Joint that was in the Front End Kit I bought from Someone as well. And the tie rod connectors were not threaded in far enough... I too ended up buying Moog Parts and replacing the Ball Joints. I got the tie rod connectors replaced so that was good.
    The Ball Joint was not the same as the MOOG Ball Joint I bought.
    In my 75 Firebird Manual, the Idler Torque was 35.
    Seems to me (I'm not home near the manual at the moment) that the center link bolts were all 35.
     
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    thank you very much, so 35ft-lbs it is !

    Welcome to the board!
     
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    This just happend to us today. Was helping putting the steering together and the nut would not torque to find out the threads let go.

    Whats the verdict? I wouldnt want to ride in his car now, Im sure he wouldnt want to drive it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry to hear this but it does make me glad I only use Moog and Howe parts. That could get down right scary!
     
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    My bud is trying to get a hold of the seller. Maybe there is bad batch.
     
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