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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-10-2004, 03:25 PM
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Alright, I got my PST super front end kit and I'm starting to install it. The kit is just a bunch of litte baggies so I'm kinda lost as to where everything goes. I've figured out what most are but still have a few question. First, where does this single nut in it's own baggy go:




And finally, I opened the package that came with the centerlink and found the following items. Where does each go? The nuts are different sizes and there is only one cotter pin. What about the foam and single rubber boot?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 11:13 AM
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Not knowing what ALL components are in the kit you purchased, the plastic bag could contain parts for any number of tapered stud positions in the steering system--idler arm, tie rod, or center link.

As far as the center link, you have 2 different methods of securing the tapered studs--castellated nut and cotter pin, or self-locking nut. Part of the problem is getting the tapered stud(s) properly seated before you could replace a regular/castellated nut with a self-locking variety. The seals should go wherever the seem to fit best, and I do agree it is confusing what the makers of these parts do when packaging the parts with little useful or specific instructions on what is to be done and/or why it has to be done a certain specific way.

I don't see any lube (zerk) fittings on that center link or in the parts layout in the picture. They are essential, so find some and install them if they aren't there already.
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 01:47 PM
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The kit consists of an idler arm, tie rods, and ball joints. I also picked up a centerlink. I laid everything out so far, and I just can't seem to find where that oblong nut in the bag goes.

As for the centerlink, I did screw the zerk fittings in the back so that's alright. I guess they give you an extra castle nut and foam pieces because after laying it all out, they don't seem to be used. The old setup that came off didn't even have boots or seals on the pitman or idler arm so I may just go without them.
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 06:09 PM
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You need to use the seals--the OE seal is similar to the molded part shown in the picture. It may fit on one end--the larger (pitman arm I think) tapered stud. The seals help keep contaminationn out of the joints, which helps them last longer.
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 07:55 PM
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Alright, I put it together today and did the following: rubber boot on the pitman to centerlink stud, and foam seal on the idler arm to centerlink stud. I used castle nuts and cotter pins, so the remaining nuts and seal will go unused.

I'm still totally stumped as to what the extra bag is for. It may just be spare parts because I already have enough cotter pins and zerk fittings.
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 09:02 PM
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There's a chance that an extra bag of hardware was thrown in with your kit. Glad to hear everything got together ok!

Did you remember to grease the bushings before install?

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