Missing thread ? Power steering box

Suspension, Steering and Chassis

  1. Mopar Momzee

    Mopar Momzee Well-Known Member

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    Manual steering box removed nut and noticed 1 thread also removed. What u guys think is there a way to repair it, just leave it and nothing should happen. F2E8120F-0BD2-4BCD-B0A0-CF248167D922.jpeg
     
  2. toolmanmike

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    No fixing that one. Material is gone. You could get a thread chaser to clean things up.
     
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    • Mopar Momzee

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      Yes got it, should still be ok to clean up and install again?
       
    • SGBARRACUDA

      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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      If your able to torque it to specs I believe your good.
       
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        Or possibly a thicker nut it might be ok if it torques to spec.
         
      • Mopar Momzee

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        Got it thanks guys
         
      • Treblig

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        Some lock tight wouldn't hurt! I would clean up the threads and find the longest nut (correct grade) you can find to try and grab as many good threads as possible?? In your pic the threads at the base of the threaded portion look a little flattened, but should clean up.
         
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        Don't worry about it, it's only steering. What could possibly go wrong?:eek:
         
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        • Mopar Momzee

          Mopar Momzee Well-Known Member

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          It’s my sons car he should be fine, quick reflexes.
          Yes just took it apart this morning still needs cleaned up.
           
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          let us know when he's on the road and where
           
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          Reflexes don't help when a steering arm falls off! That said, if it was mine, I would clean it up and install the pitman arm just to check how far those threads engage into the nut.
           
        • Treblig

          Treblig Well-Known Member

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          You could also drill it for a cotter pin!!! That would really beef up the safety factor !!
           
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          • Mopar Momzee

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            I ordered a tap well see
             
          • Mopar Momzee

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            A die
             
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            Die I hope, but beware, a good "die" will cut more material off of the threads, you really need a "tread chaser". A thread chaser will clean up the threads without removing any material. Those threads are already missing some material. A tread chaser, some lock tight and a cotter pin will make pretty reliable.
             
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            • Mopar Momzee

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              I’ll look at that didn’t realize there different, thanks
               
            • clementine

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              Whats that technique called when you cut a little groove in the pinion/nut and use a punch to bend the edge of the nut into the groove? effectively making it one of the last times it will move?
               
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              "staking"??/
               
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                That's it!!!
                 
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