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How To Install Inner/Outer Tie Rods

Old 02-26-2008, 11:20 PM
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How To Install Inner/Outer Tie Rods

Time: About 2 hours
Skill: Fairly easy

Ok the first step is remove the cotter pin hold the hex nut on, then remove the hex nut (19mm)

Next get a pry fork or a hammer and know the tie rod end bolt out

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Ok now pull back the boot enough to get the the end of the tie rod, now you can use whatever u choose to pry back the clip, its folded on all for sides..(either purchase a new clip if ur not using the angle spacers, or just take it off and leave it off)

here u can see the clip bent back

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now get a large wrench (i used a crescent wrench) and loosen the tie rod where u removed the clip it..it make be tight so just grow some muscle or find a cheater bar of some sort

now here is what ur left with, kinda cleaned up a bit

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now match up the lengths as best as possible, make sure if u are using the angle spacers that u compensate for the added length

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Now assuming ur using the angle spacers and not the locking clip, make sure u get some blue lock tight and hit the threads on the inner tie rod nice and good..

then just screw it back in (make sure u have the boot already over before you screw the tie rod in..then re-tighten..just crank them on good and then strap up the tie rod boots

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then tighten the hex nut on the outer rod to 25ft. lbs. , then turn it just enough further to get the new cotter pin in..bend it back and your finished

just repeat on the other side and enjoy your extra angle, it feels great
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:44 AM
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Sweet! I hated trying to bend those lock washers back. What kind of rods are those by the way?
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:41 AM
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yea they were kinda a pain, not to bad though

those would be teins
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i only have one boot on and no lock washer things.

i should be dead already.
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Originally Posted by Ayuaddict View Post
i only have one boot on and no lock washer things.

i should be dead already.
LOL!
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Ayuaddict View Post
i only have one boot on and no lock washer things.

i should be dead already.
You don't need to use them.thus the reason for using the blue loctite.

Having only 1 boot is bad..sand,dust dirt etc.. can get onto the rack and lessen life on the steering rack.
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im sure he knows that, thats why hes saying he should be dead already..
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:16 AM
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Nice write up! Now if I only had the ***** to do this myself...
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Thank you for writing and posting this...
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:37 PM
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no prob guys, its really not that hard, once u get going its pretty self explanatory, if you have any questions just pm me or something
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subscribed to be used later. Thanks for the write up.
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