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Roof rack tie down knobs


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March 25, 2009
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City, State
Clearwater, Florida
Year, Model & Trim Level
06 Eddie Bauer
I just noticed that on my rook rack, one of the tie down knows is missing. I can tighten the one side, but not the other, which allows the roof rack to move.
I am searching for a replacement, but in the event that i can't find one, what else can I use? Also how does the replacement go on? Does it just screw in?


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It's 12°F and our truck is covered with snow, so I can't check, but if you can determine the thread pitch from one of the remaining bolts, you could buy a similar replacement from McMaster-Carr, or maybe your local hardware store.

Thanks Ornery! I am going to take a closer loook this weekend.

Go to a salvage yard!!! You'll no doubt find one there for a fraction of the cost of a new part.... I actually bought my two cross bars at one, got both for $30.

Thank Nutz! I actually only need the knob that allows you to lossen the bars so you can move them. I got the part number compliments of Glag and wound up ordering one for 8 bucks from my local dealer.