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Old 11-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default what happens when you don't grease a grease fitting...

My 2001 F150....

Appahrently the place I've been getting my oil changed has NEVER greased my fittings. This is what happens when you don't grease a grease fitting...





I'm thinking I can free up and grease the fitting. (if not I'll have to replace it)

Then I can hopefully shove the bracket back into its place and WELD the **** out of it. Any other ideas ???

This is where the steering rod connects to its "pivot point" on the passenger side of the truck.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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Goober welding it is a dumb idea. It can be fixed with some fabrication.
Expecting that a heavy swack or two from a drilling hammer will restore a seized steering component is stupid.
Not everyone is willing to take on this type of repair because of liability concerns.
You should have asked this question on an appropriate website.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #3
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My 2001 F150....

Appahrently the place I've been getting my oil changed has NEVER greased my fittings. This is what happens when you don't grease a grease fitting...





I'm thinking I can free up and grease the fitting. (if not I'll have to replace it)

Then I can hopefully shove the bracket back into its place and WELD the **** out of it. Any other ideas ???

This is where the steering rod connects to its "pivot point" on the passenger side of the truck.

Just in case you edit it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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Goober welding it is a dumb idea. It can be fixed with some fabrication.
Expecting that a heavy swack or two from a drilling hammer will restore a seized steering component is stupid.
Not everyone is willing to take on this type of repair because of liability concerns.
You should have asked this question on an appropriate website.
guess you never lived on a farm....or way out in the stix
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:43 AM   #5
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Replacing the pivot is the easy part... get with a body shop on repairing the mounting portion...

Doesn't look that bad for a body shop, I wouldn't do it at home.. unless you've got MikeytheJew with you... he seems to be all over this like stink on ****..
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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haha thanks Aaron & scotty. I have a budy on the fire dept that does heavy equipment repair, he's a welding guru. I'll have to ask him for some help on this one.

If I can clean up the edges and weld the bracket back in, then I can fabricate another bracket that goes OVER and attaches like a "C" on all 3 sides of the frame "bubble". I'm thinking that will hold just fine. I'll let you guys know.

PS thanks alot for saving my first post there Mikey, I don't know how I could fix this without your expert advice You should go Troll elsewhere...
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:55 AM   #7
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Just remember, a body shop is lisensed for that type of repair work, your buddy likely isnt... Something fails and you kill a bus load of kids... Yeah...

Jus sayin.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:57 AM   #8
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hhmm I'll have to make some friends with a body guy. good heads up thanks
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