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Tie-Rods with Superlift Knuckles

well after thinking i had another case of the superlift clunk i was looking around and found the tie-rod on the passenger side alittle loose, not loose like its bad cause i just replaced them about 10k ago but like the hole in the knuckle is larger than the bolt that goes through it, maybe i didnt notice this when installing them but i dont see it having that much wear that soon, anyone else every experienced this? if so what did you do to fix this? thinking about buying some new ones and seeing if its the same just dont feel like tearing everything apart quite yet, thanks
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Like on the bottom side? or it doesnt fit the taper at all?

maybe they sold you the wrong tie rods?
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Like on the bottom side? or it doesnt fit the taper at all?

maybe they sold you the wrong tie rods?
like the hole for the tie rod to go through on the knuckle, its weird the driver side is still really tight but you can grab the outter tie rod on the passenger side and it moves, im going to try another this weekend hopefully its just a case of messed up tie rod from stupid advance auto
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yeah thats weird. might ahve got a faulty one.
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Sounds like maybe the tie rod nut on the bottom side came loose a bit, and the shank has wobbled out the tapered hole in the knuckle.
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You referring to the cotter keyed bolt thats still cotter keyed? I have no idea how this happened.
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idk how it would have worn out the cast knuckle. it would have had to been that way for a long long time.
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Well if the nut was not all the way tightened, or the cotter pin was not installed with the nut torqued to spec, there is a probable chance that it wobbled loose and has ob longed the hole which is the looseness you are referring to.

However, if the nut/cotter pin are still there and tightened then I'm not sure what the problem is.
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Maybe get some big washers and use them to fill the gap on the knuckle?
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It's not a gap on the knuckle it's in the knuckle.
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can you get a picture of the knuckle?
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Ya ill take one this weekend when I pop the tie rod out and possibly get a new one for it.
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