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Old 01-09-15, 10:53
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An advisory on my last MOT was play in one of my track rods so looking to upgrade them with Meyle HD's.

I know they changed over at some point so wanted to check if this would be the right sort for my van.
I drive a 1996 1.9 (1.9tdi converted) panel van. I believe it is an 800.

are these the correct parts?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-VW-TRA...item4ae6a0863e
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Old 02-09-15, 06:45
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Don't think so, you say yours was a 1.9tdi but the listing does not include that.
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Old 02-09-15, 09:21
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Default Re: Track Rods - Meyle HD

The listing won't include 1.9tdi because no t4s were made with a 1.9tdi
I'm sure you'll be fine with those tie rods. I fitted the same ones recently, they're good quality.
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Old 02-09-15, 10:07
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The listing won't include 1.9tdi because no t4s were made with a 1.9tdi
I'm sure you'll be fine with those tie rods. I fitted the same ones recently, they're good quality.
It was originally a normally aspirated 1.9 originally. i just wanted to check whether people had any views on whether they would fit because of the age of the van. It is a 96 (01/01/1996) but i know some pre 96 parts have been used in places after a bit of a fiasco with finding an exhaust to fit.
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Old 02-09-15, 10:54
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Default Re: Track Rods - Meyle HD

I,m interested to know what the difference is , in diagnosing you need a complete new track rod , as opposed to track-rod ends ..?? Had my van for 21 years , only ever needed ends ..... ??
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If the inner knocks when pulled and pushed (ideally check with wheel off and outer end unbolted and released so you can pull the inner rod by hand) then you might as well change them both. My inners knocked slightly in and out of the socket and were floppy as hell compared to the new (when twiddling the rod around). You can probably feel it with wheel still on and jacked up if you grab it at 9 and 3 o clock and rock, I could and new outers alone didn't cure it. Hope this helps. I think the ebay rods will be fine on any age t4.

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Old 02-09-15, 14:52
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I just had it as an advisory on the MOT that there was play there. Not sure if inner outer or both, i havent investigated too hard to be honest.
I have only had outers go in the past on different vehicles but i thought for the price of it, it would be worth just doing the whole lot.
The van has 213000 miles on it (less on the engine) and not sure if the inners would have ever been changed in that time.
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Default Re: Track Rods - Meyle HD

I bought a Meyle wheel bearing from ebay and the bearing was best Quality brand from China. I never did fit it.
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Old 03-09-15, 08:34
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These Meyle HDs are made in Germany so top quality stuff.
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Old 03-09-15, 10:38
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Will get some on order then!
and some new boots to suit
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