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  1. #1
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    Default 790 Tie Rod

    Can you guys that have 790s help me out?

    I was looking at mine on the trailer and the tie rod has a curve in it (bend??).

    Is it supposed to be straight?

    I think it should from the deere website - I'll check the toe as well.

    Thanks -

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    Default Re: 790 Tie Rod

    THink I answered my own question...

    I have about 1" toe-OUT right now - should be about 1/4 toe-IN.

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    Default Re: 790 Tie Rod

    Yup, just looked at mine to confirm your hunch.

    It should be straight as an arrow.
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    Default Re: 790 Tie Rod

    Quote Originally Posted by Willl
    Yup, just looked at mine to confirm your hunch.

    It should be straight as an arrow.
    Really!?! Mine has been bent from day one. I'll have a look at my parts manual to see. Maybe something they changed over time?
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    Default Re: 790 Tie Rod

    Well - I straightened it out and readjusted the toe-in.

    Mine was bent by backing over a stump - I believe....

    It was bent enough where it rubbed in the front diff at full lock.

    Rob - checked your toe-in, as well.

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    Default Re: 790 Tie Rod

    Quote Originally Posted by RobS
    Really!?! Mine has been bent from day one. I'll have a look at my parts manual to see. Maybe something they changed over time?
    Sure 'nuf, parts manual shows it as straight. Both 4X4 and 4X2 models. I guess I'll have to get my straightener out this weekend! I expect my tractor will handle much better after this, eh? Should corner like it's on rails...
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    Default Re: 790 Tie Rod

    Rob - I removed the tie rod from the tractor and took off the ball joints. I then put the bent rod into my receiver hitch on the flatbed trailer (truck would work as well) up towhere the bend was. I then put a piece of pipe over the end sticking out for leverage.

    Got it pretty straight - you'll be suprised how stout that rod is....

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