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2019 drag link in a 2017

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty' started by RedRam55, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. BLUEDERANGO

    BLUEDERANGO Member

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    Was at my "Dealership" yesterday and they are still welding, they don't like it either but FCA sets the rules,,
    (footnote) this is one of the Good Dealers,,
     
  2. GsRAM

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    Yes. Exactly what my local dealer told me as well. The service department and manager there is excellent. It's truly ashame and sad we have to be put though all this when the revised drag link is probably a $50 part, FCAs cost and would make thousands of happy, likely repeat customers.

    I wonder if they have considered all of those aspects.
     
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    my truck is still running straight and smooth and I was going to leave my recalled parts as is, unwelded and keep checking them.

    But for $135 shipped with 2 new nuts, why the hell not. I plan to keep my truck for a while and it is our travel trailer vehicle so... Just ordered mine.

    I'll assume that I can just use my Tenhulzen home wheel alignment kit I use on my old dodge D100s for after wards.
     
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    Go for it,, it's a simple and straight forward replacement and re-centering the steering wheel is a snap. (you would need to get real lucky to have it perfect after replacement). Just loosen the clamping bolt (with the engine running) and turn the adjusting sleeve nut by hand until the steering wheel is centered, road test and maybe fine tune it. 1/8 turn makes a big difference.
     
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    No need to do an alignment just swapping the drag link, just use the adjuster on the drag link to center your steering wheel and you are done.

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    Is the consensus, they will reimburse for the OEM part but not aftermarket?
     
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    Luck of the draw. There is no rhyme or reason as to who the approve or deny. I see more denials then approvals so proceed knowing that the chances of getting reimbursed are low.

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    Glad I ran across this thread. I bought a 2014 2500 at auction last week wrecked. The drag link was snapped off at the centerlink. I've been looking for replacements and a new old style is ~$300. I'll order one of these for the 2019+ tonight.

    On another topic...if anyone happens to have a driver side front trailing arm for a 4wd let me know. PO put the truck in a ditch and bent it. I don't have enough posts to post in the wanted section yet.
     
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