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post #1 of 5 Old 07-21-2021, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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jam nut for stock tie rod end?

2009 JK, went through the front end several months ago, and replaced all the rod ends, ball joints, and bushings.

Noticed that the passenger side tie rod end just threads into the tie rod, and the end of the rod is kind of "crimped". Initially, the new rod end threaded in, and was tight. Now, a few months later, it is loose, and causing a slight shimmy in the passenger side tire. It looks like simply adding a jam nut to that tie rod end would take care of the problem.


In my searching, I've found plenty of aftermarket tie rod options, but haven't found a nut for the stock tie rod. Does anyone have a line of jam nuts for the factory tie rod ends? Or even just the thread pitch?


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post #2 of 5 Old 07-21-2021, 04:20 PM
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that end should come with the rod as one unit crimped on?. Not made to be removed unless you can pinch it back again. never seen anyone add a jamb nut on these. I went after market for tie rod. stock is very flimsy stuff. especially the tie rods and drag links. matter of fact i rarely use stock parts when ever possible Fiat stuff is hardly quality...

well its the same thread as the tre' so what ever that is would be the nut.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-22-2021, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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It wasn't this exact kit, but this one is close to what I ordered. https://www.amazon.com/Detroit-Axle-...dDbGljaz10cnVl


the only part that was the rod end and shaft all as one unit, was the drag link.
Guess I was just being lazy, and didn't want to have to get out the calipers and pitch gauge to check the thread size to source a nut. Thought maybe someone else either knew the size/pitch, or had dealt with this before and had a solution other than going aftermarket, or welding.

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Get the Teraflex 1853900 steering kit. It costs around $800 but you buy it and you are done with steering problems.

I have it on my 2014 JKU and it is well worth the money.

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quick fix would be to add some tack welds to replace the factory crimped end. much like people do when say a ball joint wont set tight. Only quick and low cost if you weld.

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