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Old 12-06-2006, 06:17 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by SiFuSpEc View Post
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So, you want the thread pitch? ... off hand, I don't know, but if you're near any reasonable auto-parts store, you can probably pick up a thread-pitch gauge for a few $$ and measure it. It's a little folding tool, in the form factor of a pocket-knife usually.. that has serrated little 'blades' that are marked with the pitch they correspond to (like 1.25 or whatever). You flip out one of them at a time, and try to line it up in the threads of the thing you want to measure... either directly on the threads of the tie-rod, or inside the nut if you have it off the car already.

A good tap+die set will usually have one in it as well, if you know someone that has such a set you can borrow it.

If all else fails, buy several metric bolts in various thread-pitches at your local hardware store then take them to the car and do this same 'match-up-the-threads' test... interlace the bolts on the threads of the tie-rod. Surely, one of them will match up and then you take that bolt back to the store and find the 19mm nut that fits it.
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