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JR in AR    Posted 10-06-2020 at 23:23:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Rubber Boots on Tie Rod Ends
  • So I have a question about tie rod ends. I ordered new rubber boots for the tie rod ends, but I am not sure how to break the tie rod loose at the axel to put the boot on. Any ideas? I donít want to break anything. Thanks in advance!

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-07-2020 at 15:33:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Rubber Boots on Tie Rod Ends
  • Seems I recall you had a Jubilee but all Ford tractor drag links were the same set-up from '39-'64 basically -see pix. Grab the end, pull up, smack arm with a heavy brass hammer. Booties are different for each model.


    P/N 78-3332, Front Dust Seal, ... '39-'47
    P/N 8M-3332, Front Dust Seal ... '48-'57
    P/N 9N-3324L,Rear Tie Rod End ... '39-'57 -originals were leather, rubber available

    Tim Daley(MI)

    John in Mich    Posted 10-07-2020 at 10:22:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Rubber Boots on Tie Rod Ends
  • Helps to know what tractor that you are working on. That said, on Ns, at the stering box arm, loosen the nut and use a pickle fork to separate the link from the arm. On the front axle end, remove the nut and use the pickle fork. HTH

    JR in AR    Posted 10-07-2020 at 13:16:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Rubber Boots on Tie Rod Ends
  • 53 Jubillee and 47 2-n

    John in Mich    Posted 10-07-2020 at 19:43:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Both work the same. I have 2 Jubilees, my son has one. We just changed his about 2 months ago. I have several 9N/2Ns. Same thing.

    JR in AR    Posted 10-07-2020 at 23:10:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • We changed them tonight along with packing the bearings on the front hubs on the Jubilee. We just rebuilt the motor and are putting things back together. One of the back boots (near the steering box) fit perfectly into the groove in the tie rod end. The other one didnít really have a groove to push the rubber into. I am not real sure how long it will hold up that way. The boots on the 2N have been bad for 20 years, although I do keep them greased.

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