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Worn tie rod ends can cause rapid tire wear and steering instability. The smallest amount of wear will cause excessive steering wheel play. Standard replacement steering tie rod ends for the Mini and a few other steering racks.
Classic Mini steering tie rod end

Classic Mini steering tie rod end

Classic Mini steering tie rod end
Use these on a Mini when using longer bottom arms to get negative camber. You don't want to run out of threads!
To check for wear, just jack up your car and grab the wheel on either side as if to attempt to steer the car. If the wheel rocks in and out as you attempt to make small quick steering direction changes, the rod ends are probably bad. If you look at the back of the wheel while a friend does this rocking motion you can typically see the bad rod end in action. These tie rods fit racks with 1/2" UNF threads which includes MG Midgets after 1972.
Worn tie rod ends can cause rapid tire wear and steering instability. The smallest amount of wear will cause excessive steering wheel play. Standard replacement rod ends for the Mini and Midgets after 1972 with 1/2" UNF steering rack rod ends.
Worn tie rod ends can cause rapid tire wear and steering instability. The smallest amount of wear will cause excessive steering wheel play. Standard length replacement steering tie rod ends for the Mini and a few other steering racks. These tie rods fit racks with 1/2" UNF threads. Fits MG Midgets 1972 & later.
Related Technical Articles:
Classic Mini Suspension, Steering and Handling Data 1959-2000
Created: June 08, 2000
The data on this page relates to all Minis unless specified. Major changes to suspension and steering are limited to the introduction of a new steering rack and steering arms for Mk2-on models. Mk2 steering arms have two `ears' to aid in the use of ball joint splitters; this is how they may be differentiated from Mk1 steering arms.
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