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replacing tierod castle nut

This weekend I was putting a new front axle in and when i was trying to remove the tierod i damaged the nut beyond use. Does anybody know where to get a new nut or what size i would need to replace it?
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id just take it to a hardware store and get one.
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I was going to take the tierod off and take it with me but I cant even budge it. Maybe i can take the drivers side off, I havnt thought of that yet.
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Oh and i stopped at orileys tonight and bought a set of 4 castle nuts, the 9/16 had course threads and it started but got tight very soon, so either the bolt is fine threads or metric is what im guessing.
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yeah man dont mess the threads up on the tie rod or youll really be in trouble
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The threads on the tie rod are still fine, just the bolt is messed up. so to narrow it down its not 9/16 course or fine, fine starts on it and goes up a turn or two before it binds up and its not 14mm course. so i think its 14mm fine but couldnt find any in town. going to call a few places tomorrow and see what i can find out.
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Do you have a thread gauge in your tap and die set, if so, determine the amount of threads per inch, that will help.

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I have a thread gague for standard sizes but not for metric, or at least i have the things with the little teeth on it that you line up with the threads. I called ford today and ordered a pack of 4 nuts. The bad thing is they come in a pack of 4 and they didnt have any in stock. So i guess ill have some extras! The guy said they are size M14 but it didnt tell him the pitch. I think the M14 i bought last night had a pitch of 2, so the pitch should be less than 2. Still $2 a nut isnt a bad price since Menards was charging like $5.50.
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