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Old 10-02-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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HELP, can't find replacement "Drag Link Ball Joint"

The "Drag Link Ball Joint" on my 06 Alpine is missing the boot and dirt has worked its way into the ball joint and damaged it. I want to replace both sides but my machanic has not been able to find it through the normal parts supply system.

The threads on the Drag Link are metric, see attached drawing.

I had contacted Mark Harrah when he was still working for ACA, but he could not tell me the source WRV used for this part.

If you have a source for this part please let me know, or I will have to have one machined
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:23 PM   #3
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We had our drag link replaced by Redlands Truck and RV in Calif. about 18 months ago. They were unable to source the ball joint. So they fabricated a new drag link and threaded it to fit a standard off the shelf Dayton truck ball joint. So any truck shop should be able to replace it for us in the future. I did keep the drag link with the better of the ball joints. Kaiser Brake and Alignment in Eugene might also be able to do the modification.
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:47 PM   #4
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Just saw your post, Tom. We had to replace ours when coach was barely 2 yrs old. Kaiser in Eugene dx it and sent us the Ball Joints/Drag Link and we took it to COlton Truck. Problem was - Kaiser sent 2 right ones instead of left & right. Colton went right out and got the correct one and charged us $30 less than Kaiser did for the part!!!

Call COlton Truck Terminal and see if they could send it to you 909-825-4080.
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Realize this is an old post but need to replace drag link joints. Does anybody have Mfg. and part numbers?
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2) if your rig has the 1-13/16 inch diameter drag link, see post #5 & 7 in this thread for possible Dayton standard part replacement. If its the skinnier drag link used before the 50 degree wheel cut, you have a different ball joint part# (which exists somewhere in my pile of trash but I'll have to look it up). Dayton Part Number: 310-444 (right hand threads), The box also had a industry standard number: ES9601R

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