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Its knackered by sounds of it. Vauxhall are doing some great PCP deals at the moment, £325 a month and £4,000 down on a 18 month old Insignia. I'd just get shut and get something like this.

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Hi there can anybody with mechanical knowledge tell me which way to loosen the locking nut on the track rod end appreciate the advice

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Hi pal im doing job at home so im not under vehicle i will take wheel off and be looking from outside of vehicle pal cheers

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Looking from the inside, Anti-clock wise. :thumbsup:

 

Outside will be clockwise. :)

 

Depending on the individual vehicle, surely that would depend on whether the relevant track rod end has a left or right hand thread.

 

On mine, the track rod specifically has left hand thread at one end, and right at the other; so that slackening both locknut/pinch-bolts and twisting the tube varies the overall length, and thus adjusts the tracking. (hence it being called a track rod)

 

To the OP. compare the appearance of the exposed thread, near the locknut, with that of a conventional bolt. If the helix angle goes the same way, then Dardandec's advice holds true; if it goes the opposite way, then that particular TRE is a left hand thread, so the opposite direction for tightening/loosening is appropriate.

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Those are pretty rare though, get them on some land rovers and a few classics but it's not common.

 

While doing the rod-end it's usually a good idea to check the condition of the rod at the same time.

Especially if it has a spherical joint near the rack end, these wear out and cause alot of slop in the steering.

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Depending on the individual vehicle, surely that would depend on whether the relevant track rod end has a left or right hand thread.

 

On mine, the track rod specifically has left hand thread at one end, and right at the other; so that slackening both locknut/pinch-bolts and twisting the tube varies the overall length, and thus adjusts the tracking. (hence it being called a track rod)

 

To the OP. compare the appearance of the exposed thread, near the locknut, with that of a conventional bolt. If the helix angle goes the same way, then Dardandec's advice holds true; if it goes the opposite way, then that particular TRE is a left hand thread, so the opposite direction for tightening/loosening is appropriate.

 

I've never come across left hand track rod threads on a vauxhall hence why I didn't complicate matters. You probably didn't see the original thread that was moved to here which states a vauxhall vivaro.

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I've never come across left hand track rod threads on a vauxhall hence why I didn't complicate matters. You probably didn't see the original thread that was moved to here which states a vauxhall vivaro.

 

Cheers for that; you're dead right, I didn't see the original title.

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hi my airbag light is flashing on the dash board,Does anyone know how i can solve this please...thanks

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