WTB Scorpio Inner Tie Rods

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WTB Scorpio Inner Tie Rods

Post by john keefe » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:46 am

Trying to isolate a bad front end shake, and its boiling down to probably an inner tie rod. Just getting my ducks in a row... Anyone hear have these new, before I have to go to eBay UK?

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Re: WTB Scorpio Inner Tie Rods

Post by ford.scorpio » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:18 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/German-made-Mer ... kr&vxp=mtr

& they can ship tomorrow

XR's pictured but I have Scorpio units as well

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Re: WTB Scorpio Inner Tie Rods

Post by Ed Lijewski » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:51 pm

Two good used Scorpio inner toe rods I bought a couple of years ago from Merkur Depot to have as spares but don't need them any more.

$42 shipped CONUS via USPS.

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Re: WTB Scorpio Inner Tie Rods

Post by john keefe » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:51 pm

Great! Thanks Guys.

As soon as I have time to pull the tires off and drop the rods, I'll know what I will need. Ed, you have PayPal? Scorp... I presume you do if you're on eBay.

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:52 am

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Re: WTB Scorpio Inner Tie Rods

Post by Bob Weir » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:57 pm

Hi John,

I finally am taking time to review Scorpio forum.

If u didn't cure the front end shake... A long shot is the steering column grommet. t's located in the firewall. The tell tale sign is a jittery shaking of the steering wheel. Steering column is affixed to chassis under dashboard, but grommet is secondary isolator. Easy to R&R, but difficult to find and buy part.

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Re: WTB Scorpio Inner Tie Rods

Post by john keefe » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:31 pm

Think you nailed, Bob. All else eliminated, gotta' be that. Although, not a lot of looseness up and down in the steering wheel when driving, but might not take much.

Brad mentioned the same, and was thinking about a group buy for full-on metal bearings to replace the bushing. I got one on eBay a month ago, but was saving it for the XR5.0L.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-ESCORT-SIE ... 1438.l2649

I'd get another one via Brad if he's putting together a buy. Failing that, I'd order another... looks very well designed & built.

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Re: WTB Scorpio Inner Tie Rods

Post by john keefe » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:33 pm

Just FYI, inner & outer tie-rods were fine. Front wheels were out of balance (3.5oz., and 5.5 oz.!), and that's quieted it down, but not entirely. The shaking has gone from clock-face, to up and down (i.e., from radial to vertical shaking).

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