RHeinz

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Ric
Joined
Aug 14, 2021
Threads
32
Messages
388
Reaction score
637
Location
Houston, TX
Vehicle(s)
1950 Willys CJ3A, 2022 Bronco Badlands
Your Bronco Model
Badlands
The bend in the rod seems to indicate the rod was pulled up, not down. This is opposite from what a tie down bend would look like. However, a bend would shorten the effective length of the tie-rod, causing a toe in condition for that wheel. If the toe was reset to factory specs, the rod would have been rotated to make the adjustment which could account for what appears to be an upward bend. Was someone too dumb to realize the rod shouldn't be bent? OR maybe trying to cover up their f--- up?

Just throwing that out there...
I understand what you are saying. However, pushing up on one end of the link might bend it the same way as pushing down on the other end of the link.

Reading everyone’s opinions, my conclusion (perhaps completely wrong) is that the bend was most likely caused by tie-downs.

It would be interesting to find out how these vehicles are getting secured in the rail cars. Rail cars are notorious for getting “humped” and the forces on the cargo are significant. “Industry” is responsible for securely loading cargo into the railroad’s cars.

Inspect your tie rods upon delivery. Pretty sure the OP will not get a warranty claim.


Advertisement
 

Tricky Dick

Badlands
Well-Known Member
Base Sponsor (Level 1)
First Name
Dick
Joined
Apr 12, 2021
Threads
65
Messages
5,280
Reaction score
17,975
Location
PNW
Website
www.TD-Distributing.com
Vehicle(s)
87 Suzuki Samurai, 03 Ford F250
Your Bronco Model
Badlands
Clubs
 
I said it's possible the Bronco was tied down (to the trailer) using the tierod (as the chassis connection point) where the tie-down strap (i.e. apparatus) was hooked to. Which direction the sheer force was applied to is unknown (i.e. straight down or some other vector forward or rearward). Keep in mind the inner tierod (the part that snapped) freely rotates in the ball socket at the connection to the steering rack so it could have moved once the shaft snapped. As the tierod moves in or out as it steers the wheel it has an angle of deflection, which is a rotational force. That force on the tirerod could spin the inner tierod to the position you see in the pic once the shaft snaps.
It can only spin at the rack end during use. The knuckle end is locked down. It could have been rotated during an alignment done after the bend however.
 

North7

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2020
Threads
105
Messages
7,020
Reaction score
24,798
Location
North Texas
Vehicle(s)
Non-Ford
Your Bronco Model
Undecided
Clubs
 
the grass (it’s more like clover ground cover) was wet and the cover on the ground is really thin and delicate and sometimes it gets all chewed up just from me riding my bike through. Usually when I turn in place in the alley way the grass gets destroyed and looks like that!
The Ford apologists are really getting ridiculous, now one must defend themselves for driving a Bronco on grass. :rolleyes: :rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

Murph914

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Mike
Joined
Oct 5, 2020
Threads
13
Messages
549
Reaction score
817
Location
Franklin, MA
Vehicle(s)
2008 F-350 reg cab srw v10 manual
Your Bronco Model
Badlands
Clubs
 
I will not be ordering a $3,000 rack or even braces.

I do think having a spare set on the shelf is cheap insurance though
 

Rex21c

Wildtrak
Well-Known Member
First Name
Joel
Joined
Jul 5, 2021
Threads
15
Messages
299
Reaction score
512
Location
Canby oregon
Vehicle(s)
2016 fusion energi
Your Bronco Model
Wildtrak
Clubs
 
shouldn't the green line on the arm and the nut line up? they are off! was somebody messin with it before hand?
 

Advertisement

JohnnyBronco

Outer Banks
Well-Known Member
First Name
John
Joined
Sep 3, 2021
Threads
15
Messages
1,476
Reaction score
1,357
Location
Pennsylania
Vehicle(s)
X4
Your Bronco Model
Outer Banks
Clubs
 
If they tied it down then the bend would be up... not down like in the pic....
As I corrected my original opinion of the bend direction,look at the paint marks on the rubber boot and in your mind rotate the inner half of the tie rod. The bend is horizontal and I think there was contact between the nut and the strut, which would initiate the horizontal bending stress.
 

JohnnyBronco

Outer Banks
Well-Known Member
First Name
John
Joined
Sep 3, 2021
Threads
15
Messages
1,476
Reaction score
1,357
Location
Pennsylania
Vehicle(s)
X4
Your Bronco Model
Outer Banks
Clubs
 
shouldn't the green line on the arm and the nut line up? they are off! was somebody messin with it before hand?
Yes, that's the reason for the mark. Nut became loose at some point. (Conjecture) high point of nut came in contact with lower strut whereas the flat side of nut would have had 1/64" clearance
 

carrellslake

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2020
Threads
18
Messages
397
Reaction score
1,349
Location
Oregon
Vehicle(s)
2022 Ford Bronco
Your Bronco Model
Black Diamond
Clubs
 
JB-Weld will fix that right up.
 
OP
OP
DaBroncstah

DaBroncstah

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
First Name
Hadley
Joined
Aug 2, 2021
Threads
4
Messages
249
Reaction score
648
Location
NC
Vehicle(s)
N/A
Your Bronco Model
Black Diamond
Clubs
 
Well what I thought would never happened happened.

I just got my babe back from getting the recalls done on it and literally not even an hour after having it back I was turning around in my driveway and the tie rod snapped :). I’m completely stock with 33s!

I thought tie rods were only snapping on off roading conditions but I guess not! This sucks

FD7E7E17-FE95-4FA0-843C-05B2A2256472.jpeg

16A3ED21-4B53-4465-AC7F-FAEE98F0FD02.jpeg


More info/answer:




as I said earlier I’m being completely truthful. No curb smacking has happened unless someone stole it in the dead of night and took it for a joy ride. The dealership idea might be correct though, they did do an inspection so maybe they lifted it up and something happened? I’m not sure but I am sure that I’m telling the truth.

I get where you’re coming from though with being suspicious (people always tell major stories and leave out key details) but I promise I’m telling you everything that I’ve done!!
well the babe is back home!!! Huge thanks to huntersville ford in Charlotte and an even bigger thanks to @bltfrdtgh who is the best service manager ever :)

anyone in the Charlotte area should go to huntersville, 100/10 experience!!

CF8C95A5-C066-41D1-808C-D8EE62F9CCF6.jpeg

16E0232E-2468-45A9-8FDF-6B35101291D5.jpeg

15363CCD-24B4-4E44-97A7-385200794A7B.jpeg


Thank you for all the input everyone!!

Everyone on this forum is amazing and I’ve realized just how nice y’all are!! First thing I’m doing is ordering some braces. :ROFLMAO:

Fingers crossed this was just a wrong place wrong time scenario and I still am in love with my bronco!!

y’all are the best forum ever and if anyone is in the Charlotte area I hope to see you at cars and coffee tomorrow!!
 

North7

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2020
Threads
105
Messages
7,020
Reaction score
24,798
Location
North Texas
Vehicle(s)
Non-Ford
Your Bronco Model
Undecided
Clubs
 
well the babe is back home!!! Huge thanks to huntersville ford in Charlotte and an even bigger thanks to @bltfrdtgh who is the best service manager ever :)

anyone in the Charlotte area should go to huntersville, 100/10 experience!!

CF8C95A5-C066-41D1-808C-D8EE62F9CCF6.jpeg

16E0232E-2468-45A9-8FDF-6B35101291D5.jpeg

15363CCD-24B4-4E44-97A7-385200794A7B.jpeg


Thank you for all the input everyone!!

Everyone on this forum is amazing and I’ve realized just how nice y’all are!! First thing I’m doing is ordering some braces. :ROFLMAO:

Fingers crossed this was just a wrong place wrong time scenario and I still am in love with my bronco!!

y’all are the best forum ever and if anyone is in the Charlotte area I hope to see you at cars and coffee tomorrow!!
Great News that they didn't deny its a warranty claim. Did the hint at the cause or factory defect?
 

Advertisement

Tricky Dick

Badlands
Well-Known Member
Base Sponsor (Level 1)
First Name
Dick
Joined
Apr 12, 2021
Threads
65
Messages
5,280
Reaction score
17,975
Location
PNW
Website
www.TD-Distributing.com
Vehicle(s)
87 Suzuki Samurai, 03 Ford F250
Your Bronco Model
Badlands
Clubs
 
well the babe is back home!!! Huge thanks to huntersville ford in Charlotte and an even bigger thanks to @bltfrdtgh who is the best service manager ever :)

anyone in the Charlotte area should go to huntersville, 100/10 experience!!

CF8C95A5-C066-41D1-808C-D8EE62F9CCF6.jpeg

16E0232E-2468-45A9-8FDF-6B35101291D5.jpeg

15363CCD-24B4-4E44-97A7-385200794A7B.jpeg


Thank you for all the input everyone!!

Everyone on this forum is amazing and I’ve realized just how nice y’all are!! First thing I’m doing is ordering some braces. :ROFLMAO:

Fingers crossed this was just a wrong place wrong time scenario and I still am in love with my bronco!!

y’all are the best forum ever and if anyone is in the Charlotte area I hope to see you at cars and coffee tomorrow!!
Wow they had one in stock? I would have had to wait at least a week. Was it covered?
 
OP
OP
DaBroncstah

DaBroncstah

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
First Name
Hadley
Joined
Aug 2, 2021
Threads
4
Messages
249
Reaction score
648
Location
NC
Vehicle(s)
N/A
Your Bronco Model
Black Diamond
Clubs
 
Great News that they didn't deny its a warranty claim. Did the hint at the cause or factory defect?
nope this is a new dealer ship I went to instead of the one I got the recalls done at where maybe the messed up TRE happened! But I didn’t really get to talk with anyone since the vehicle was already there and all I had to do was pick it up
 

Razorbak86

Badlands
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2020
Threads
39
Messages
3,014
Reaction score
11,299
Location
Northwest Arkansas
Vehicle(s)
Ford Bronco, BMW R1150 GS
Your Bronco Model
Badlands
Clubs
 
well the babe is back home!!! Huge thanks to huntersville ford in Charlotte and an even bigger thanks to @bltfrdtgh who is the best service manager ever :)

anyone in the Charlotte area should go to huntersville, 100/10 experience!!

CF8C95A5-C066-41D1-808C-D8EE62F9CCF6.jpeg

16E0232E-2468-45A9-8FDF-6B35101291D5.jpeg

15363CCD-24B4-4E44-97A7-385200794A7B.jpeg


Thank you for all the input everyone!!

Everyone on this forum is amazing and I’ve realized just how nice y’all are!! First thing I’m doing is ordering some braces. :ROFLMAO:

Fingers crossed this was just a wrong place wrong time scenario and I still am in love with my bronco!!

y’all are the best forum ever and if anyone is in the Charlotte area I hope to see you at cars and coffee tomorrow!!
nope this is a new dealer ship I went to instead of the one I got the recalls done at where maybe the messed up TRE happened! But I didn’t really get to talk with anyone since the vehicle was already there and all I had to do was pick it up
Congratulations! 🍸🎈🎉🥳🍾🥂🍺🍷🍹🥃🎆🔥
 

RHeinz

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Ric
Joined
Aug 14, 2021
Threads
32
Messages
388
Reaction score
637
Location
Houston, TX
Vehicle(s)
1950 Willys CJ3A, 2022 Bronco Badlands
Your Bronco Model
Badlands
Yup, excellent! I would hope Ford wanted the part returned to them for a failure analysis.
 

 
Top