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Old 03-28-2018, 01:00 AM
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Angry 1996 Fleetwood Limo draglink

Hi I recently got a 1996 limo.
It had a new draglink installed in 2016 but after only 1000 miles draglink went bad.
Bought a Moog ds6111 and it doesn't fit, tie rod holes are too small and damper hole too big.
The old unit has tie rod holes that are about 5/8s at widest point
the ds6111 has holes about 9/16 at widest point.
Does anyone know the right draglink in moog or some other brand.
Thanks for any info
 
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:48 PM
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The Moog part is DS 1116

There are 3 levels of parts: FE 1, FE2, and FE7
This Limo is FE7 using the Vin# Cadillac parts says the part # for the Center link is26059131
of course it is obsolete with GM and couldn't find it on the web so far.
The standard bar has smaller inner tierod holes, but the standard inner tierods have the same
size threaded shaft as the heavier version.
So for now I used the standard Center link and replaced the inner tierods with the standard version.
Not the ideal, but until I can find the FE7 draglink it will have to do.
The standard centerlink is around 75$ but the heavy version is somewhere around 325$ or higher
I'm going to my tire alignment store and see if there are no problems with clearance or angles for
alignment
 

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Old 03-29-2018, 02:18 PM
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Smile Back in the saddle

Standard version of centerlink(relay rod per GM) and standard tierods do work and car on road.
Alignment store makes appointments so I will try to do toe myself?
They shouldn't be allowed to obsolete critical parts that leave cars stranded!
 
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Old 03-30-2018, 11:12 PM
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Now I know why it's called a "Draglink" , working on them is such a drag!
Car is soooo much better with new relay rod, what a difference it can make
with a worn/sloppy rod(pun intended) replaced with a tight hard pitman ball joint
steering and ride improved.
Skipped the alignment store, used youtube toe-in videos for suggestions....now that's what the internet was made for!
 

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