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Problems with Rear Pushrod

So; since Zach informed me about this section I can know ask this question.
Im sure people know about the rear push rod in the rear box of the Mx-6. When this rod breaks the car does whats called "crabbing."

The front wheels are straight and the rear wheels are stuck turned. When you drive kinda looks like a crab.

Since the parts cant be purchased has anyone thought about having these rods made and selling them? I remember a thread being posted about the measurements of the push rod. Or you can remove it, take it to a machine shop and tell them to duplicate it.

I really want to fix my 4WS. I havent had it for a year now. Probably longer.

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i think i remember reading something once on threading both ends of the rod and being able to screw them back together or something. i cant find the thread though.
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Yes... Its a plain rod with threaded ends. The rod tends to snap. Which also reminds me, once this rod breaks and you have a new one made youll need to realign the rear wheels.

I forgot how this is done. Hope that thread is still around.
It was in the Ausi section.

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i have the manual on how to align them, i just have to get a scanner again so i can post it here
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Yes... Its a plain rod with threaded ends. The rod tends to snap. Which also reminds me, once this rod breaks and you have a new one made youll need to realign the rear wheels.

I forgot how this is done. Hope that thread is still around.
It was in the Ausi section.
That post is now a sticky here, but the sad thing is the pics have vanished, and most likely a long time ago. Hopefully the wiring that is described is the same on the US Models.

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Wheres the sticky?

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Yeah...it's there now

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Would anyone have interest in acquiring a spare rod?
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which rod is this? The rod that connects the front rack to the rear rack?

Have pics? I have a complete system as a spare...but this intrigues me if I don't have this one.

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I think theres one inside that connects to the spring assembly? I had the pan off my rear rack a few years ago and seem to remember seeing some sort of threaded shaft.

I was just surfing through the 4ws sub-forum and noticed this. I'm a machinist by trade and have a spare rack that I could disassemble, and thought I could make a few of these up for myself and others to help get their 4ws system back working if it was a piece that commonly fails and extras cant be had (which im sure cant).
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I think what a few people need would be this shaft you're speaking of, the rod and knuckle between the two racks and shifter rods for the MTX...

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But there may be a difference, or so I've heard, that there is a difference in length between the coupe and sedan 4ws steering rod between racks.

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