doesn't look like you are putting the right part in there...
Exactly. That’s a tapered hole for a tie rod, not a heim joint.
I had stripped the thread on one of the df tie rods.
So I searched for ultra power es2383(see pics). Only result was from Rockauto. I found the alternate part#. The alternate PN is usually the OEM.(see pics)
Punched the OEM into Opticat. (See pics)Opticat says that tie rods goes to:
1985-1988 Chevrolet Nova (Outer); 1998-2002 Chevrolet Prizm (Outer); 1989-1997 Geo Prizm (Outer); 1990-1991 Lexus ES250 (Outer); 1987-1991 Toyota Camry (Outer); 1986-1999 Toyota Celica ST GT GTS (Outer); 1985-2002 Toyota Corolla (Outer) (Steering System: Power & Drive: FWD); 2003-2005 Toyota Echo (Outer) (Steering: Rack & Steering System: Power); 1987-1990 Toyota Tercel (Outer) (Doors: 4, 2 & Body: Hatchback, Sedan); 1996-2003 Toyota RAV4 (Outer) (Fuel: BATTERY EV (EV/BEV)); 2004-2006 Scion xA (Outer); 2004-2006 Scion xB (Outer)
Opticat also gives aftermarket replacements. I ordered Moog es2382 based on outer tie rods for 2006 Scion xA.
To make sure the was no powder coat in the taper hole I cut the stripped tie rods housing and pressed the ball end of the taper shaft into an old socket. I used the assembly and some coarse lapping compound to remove unwanted powder.
That pic shows the lapping tool using the bad tie rod.