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Source for nylon/plastic spherical rod ends (lock mechanism)

Found a broken spherical nylon (plastic?) female rod end as the culprit to my inop P/S lock mechanism. Pelican Parts doesn't seem to sell them and I'm only finding SAE threaded and or much larger parts on mcmaster and smallparts.

The ID of the spherical socket on this thing is maybe 6mm and the threads are about 4mm.

I suppose I could ramrod an incorrect rod end on there and add some adhesive but someone must have rebuilt this mechanism the right way before?


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I'll need to call on Monday to verify but it looks like this part may have been redesigned:
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I don't think Porsche offered the rod ends separately. The whole rod only costs 6 bucks.

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I'm more than happy to spring for the whole rod - just didn't realize it was the right part since it looks so different.
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I'm sure it's a superceded part, but it's what is shown for a 3.2 Carrera in the current version of PET. You can download a version of it for free from Porsche, which will make your life easier.

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I'm sure it's a superceded part, but it's what is shown for a 3.2 Carrera in the current version of PET. You can download a version of it for free from Porsche, which will make your life easier.

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I downloaded PET from Porsche not long ago and what's shown looks like it has a separate rod end.
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You'll note that they don't show a spearate part number for the rod end, only one for the rod assembly, no. 6

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Part was correct and install was a breeze. Nice to have the lock back.
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Don't you love how Porsche replace the metal rod with a cheesy china made plastic POS. You could have replaced it with a M.B throttle rod end. Its steel & wont break. PCG parts are junk!!!!
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Just an idea:

There are tons of rods like that used for RC model cars like Tamiya, Kyosho...
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Don't you love how Porsche replace the metal rod with a cheesy china made plastic POS. You could have replaced it with a M.B throttle rod end. Its steel & wont break. PCG parts are junk!!!!
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The original part had plastic on it (source of failure) and the new part is Made in Germany. I searched for plastic/nylon rod ends but couldn't find anything metric or in the right size. The replacement part is nicely made.
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Well, I don't know what metric size it has, but you'll find them all. This one for example:

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Well, I don't know what metric size it has, but you'll find them all. This one for example:

Are those threaded? Interesting. Only problem is that this would replicate the problem that lead to the failure in the first place. I somehow doubt a/c servo linkages are going to stand up to ten years of locking / unlocking. That lock rod mechanism has a lot of right angles in it - there's a lot of strain at the corners.
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Yes, thread is inside, M4 in this case. They are available in many different sizes, stronger too. I would say, just visit a RC dealer near you (I know towerhobbies in USA) and check them.

Concerning force they can handle, used for suspension linkages etc too... like this:



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Interesting - worth looking into. I've already made the fix on my car but this seems like a worthwhile option.

I'd probably have pursued it further, but the Porsche part is only $6 and PP ships really fast so I had the part in had in 2 days with no fiddling - hard to beat.
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Are you saying its the same part or similar?

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