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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-26-2015, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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front clevis part shortage

I have a 2008 commander sport. I took it in for new lower bushings. While replacing the lower control arms they needed to replace the clevis (under extended warranty). The problem is chrysler has no clevises in stock and the parts manager is stating the have a delivery date of September. I have been looking for the right side one world wide. Anyone know where I can get one. I do not want to lift the truck and the dealer wants a new part.
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Why does the clevis need to be replaced? Its a pretty simple and sturdy part? What went wrong with it?


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I've never heard of these needing to be replaced.
Should be easy to find these in a junkyard, not exactly a sought after part.

You mean the clevis bolt?

I'll bet the bolt seized as they often do and they had to torch it out. I have never heard of having to replace the clevis in this case. Only the bolt and bushing.

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Unless they damaged the clevis using a torch or a big cutter wheel to cut the clevis bolt out.

Perhaps the techs foolishly thought the new strut would come with a clevis already on it, cut the old shock out by cutting the clevis (easier than cutting the bolt) only to find when they unboxed the new shock, they were suppose to re-use the clevis they just destroyed.

If its just the clevis bolt, I'd think you could find another universal bolt of the same dimensions and hardness would do fine. There is no need for the anchor tab when doing the job manually.


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I was wondering what a front clevis part was.

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#18 is the Clevis, #10 is the Clevis bolt that connects the clevis to the lower control arm. In real life the bolt is much bigger and longer than the picture. The bottom of the shock fits into the clevis, the driveshaft goes in between the inverted "U" of the clevis.


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I asked the dealer why they had to replace the clevis and got some vague answers about it being damaged. I suspect they damaged it trying to get the bolt out. If the lower bushings/control arm repair had not been covered by chrysler I would have taken it to a different shop. I have been trying to find the clevis used or new. Problem is no one makes a after market clevis that does not involve lifting the truck And none of the used part/junkyard guys in my area seem to have one at this time.
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I don't know if this is the correct part, but it is a right front.


http://www.factorychryslerparts.com/...2090476AA.html
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While it is certainly worth the effort to try and see if they have one, the problem is, that is just one of many Dealer that just sells Dealer Parts online at a discount. The parts come from the same system as the Dealer telling the O.P. that it is out of stock and won't be in till Sept. So don't get your hopes up to high, likely they will tell you they can't get the part just like the dealer in your area is saying they can't get the part.

Have you tried junkyards from that do internet orders or mail order?

As well, the dealer that performed this work, the vehicle is still apart and they can't put it back together until you get the part sometime in Sept? I'd be calling or writing Chrysler Customer Service about this dealer and situation. Even if it is NOT the dealers fault, Chrysler should get put on report for its failure to keep necessary parts in supply. Perhaps with some complaining they will be able to shake a part out of the trees for you.


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I don't know if this is the correct part, but it is a right front.


http://www.factorychryslerparts.com/...2090476AA.html
Thats the part. I contacted them and they are out as well. My only hope is to find either a online parts place with one on the shelf or a junkyard that will ship to me.
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