Drag Link Recall ... Video

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  1. dexter

    dexter Senior Member

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    Is this being corrected? From what I've read the bulletin says there isn't a fix yet. But I've also read that the torque values will be checked and if OK they will weld the nuts on?

    Any info? At least with this video you can mark the nuts and check to see if they are moving.

     
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    Nothing but the information you have here. No final fix as of yet.
     
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    Thanks

    Scary problem.
     
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    if they weld the nuts, then you will be unable to center the steering wheel if it ever goes out of " adjustment " or if you lift the truck etc... just my .02 - cheers!
     
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    If it were me I would probably back the nuts off, apply red loctite and then re-torque.

    Red loctite is tough but can be bypassed with heat if need be.
     
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    MADDOG Cummins Driver Staff Member Super Moderator Supporting Member Military

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    I think I'll get mine adjusted at a local alignment shop, mark the nut locations, go for a drive and if it tracks correctly, back off the nuts and apply some red loctite.
     
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    Might want to wait until you get those new tires!
     
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    They only weld 1 of the 2 nuts. It would be the one on the left in the video pic.
    That being said, most lift kits require you to cut the tabs off inside the tube.
    I wouldn’t allow them to weld that nut on.
     
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    Agreed. There is an adjustment there for a reason. If the fix is welding, I won't allow it. That's a bandaid and not a real fix.
     
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    IMO, the real fix is just simply making sure the damn nuts are tight. I adjusted my steering wheel 15k miles ago when I leveled my truck, put my big boy pants on when I tightened the nuts and they havnt come loose yet. No locktite at all.

    Unless Im missing something, its pretty much like any other nut on the truck. Tighten it properly and it will be fine.
     

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