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Yes it can. You need to remove the outer tie rod. Remove the boot from the inner tie rod that connects to the rack. You may need a special tool to remove the inner tie rod. But sometimes you can get a pair of vice grips and turn the inner tie rod off the rack. Sometimes there is lock tight that comes with the new inner tie rod use it. When you remove the outer tie rod count how many turns it took to remove then you can put pertty close to the same spot from where it was originally located. Then you need an alignment.

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Q: Can the inner tie rods be replaced on a 1999 ford ranger with power rack and pinion steering?
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