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Old 03-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Part #'s 97-02 drag link ball joints???

Anybody got those? I believe there is a left hand thread & right hand thread ball joint, so 2 part #'s
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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I replaced mine on our 02. There is a left and right. I ordered mine from Truck Components Online. There part numbers are…

310-223 TIE ROD END-RIGHT HAND $30
310-222 TIE ROD END-LEFT HAND $30

They come with new castle nuts and cotter pins.
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Thanks for that info Gary, just added that to the list of jobs to do.
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Thanks; that little detail got away from me. Mike
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Discovered they are available from NAPA. HES 423R and HES 423L.
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Drag Link Ends

All,
I need to replace mine as well and was searching previous threads...I found different part numbers:

"Here is another possibility. Received this from an Alpiner who followed the rubber-sheet-wrap/hose-clamp method, and I believe finally replaced his; the supplier gave this info:

Dayton Part Number: 310-444 (right hand threads), 310-443 (left hand threads). The box also had a industry standard number: ES9601R"


Mike, you compared specs of the OEM ZF part and the 310-444 part and thought they were comparable. Can you confirm which is right the 310-2xx or 310-4xx??




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Free- here is what I have in my notes, remember there are two styles of drag link based on diameter of the link tube (the thinner tube has a shallower bend, less of a kink, and was used prior to the tighter steering/turning radius):
early models w/1.5” diameter drag link tube:ordered from Truck Components Online. Part numbers are…310-223 TIE ROD END-RIGHT HAND $30,310-222 TIE ROD END-LEFT HAND $30, aka NAPA HES 423R and HES 423L. They come with new castle nuts and cotter pins. Later models (~2003+) w/1-13/16 diameter tube: “Dayton Part Number: 310-444 (right hand threads), The box also had a industry standard number: ES9601R” That Dayton part# cross references to Euclid E-10163. The above per iRV2 thread postings
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Mike,
I'm striking out.
TRUCKCOMPONENTSONLINE.COM has the 310-444 part, but it doesn't have a boot or grease fitting.
NICKSTRUCKPARTS.COM has the ES9601R part, but it doesn't have a boot or grease fitting either.
TRIANGLE SUSPENSION doesn't carry the part anymore.
Any suggestions??
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You may have to find an outfit to order it. Local NAPA stores w/a heavy truck parts counter can do that. Gotta be other suppliers for you locally that sell to independent truckers also (yellowpages.com).
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Try here........
Tie Rod End E-10163 in Steering
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All - We need upper ball joints replaced, the drag link is ok I think. Can anyone provide the correct part numbers for an 2007 Apex MDTS-40.

I most likely can get them lots of places and once I have the numbers, will order them. Now how about recommendations on who to do the job for me in the Portland/Vancouver, Washington area please. I'm too far from Redlands, don't know if Cummins does it nor do I know if Detroit Diesel-Allison dealer does it.

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My local Cummins dealer won't touch anything except engines. My Detroit Diesel shop has worked on everything on my coach including transmission, HWH hydraulics, swapping out my generator for one I ordered on the internet and rebuilding my exhaust. Only way to find out is to call around. Why not let them worry about getting the right ball joints?
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You need to visit a truck suspension shop first to identify any problems.

The Alpine wheel spindles pivot on King Pins not ball joints and almost never need replacing.

You have two ball joints for the drag link and two ball joints for the tie rod.
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Pacific Power Products in Ridgfield might be up to it. Also Brazil's just north of Centralia does lots of suspension work and they do alignments as well so they could be a good option.
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