How do you change the tie rod on a 2003 Oldsmobile alero?

The changing of outer-tie rods on a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero is a procedure of moderate mechanical difficulty. The outer-rods can be taken off with a wrench after the copper pins are removed from the steering knuckle. A wheel alignment will be required after a tie-rod install. It is advisable to replace the outer tie rods of both (left and right) sides as a set. The OEM General Motors replacement outer tie-rod is AC Delco #45A0705.