The TIE ROD on your Saturn connects the rack and pinion assembly to the wheel assembly, enabling you to steer the car.A worn tie rod will result in loose steering, excessive shaking of the front wheels, erratic steering and poor steering control.
This is an excellent article on how to replace the inner tie rod bushings, which are a common problem. http://www.allpar.com/fix/intrepid-steering.html
The only way to repair a worn tie rod is to replace it with a new one. Remove the crown bolt from the tie rod. Use a tie rod "fork" tool to remove the old tie rod from the axle assembly. Unscrew the old tie rod from the rack and pinion assembly. Install the new tie rod in reverse order. Make certain to have the front end aligned afterward, otherwise you will wear out the tires and have poor control.
The tie rod is a rod acting as a tie in a building or other structure. A tie rod is also referred to as a rod in the steering gear of a motor vehicle.
on a steering rack the inner tie rod is threaded and will be the mount for the outer tie rod.
I believe your referring to a tie rod, which is a steering component. There is an inner tie rod and an outer tie rod. The inner tie rod connects to the steering rack which is what is used to turn your wheels left or right. The outer tie rod connects to the inner tie rod and also to the steering knuckle. If you've got a newer 300 series car, chances are your gonna have them replaced because there are some problems with tie rods on these cars. A TIE rod connects the steering to the wheel.
Remove wheel and properly support vehicle. Remove outter tie rod from steering knuckle. Remove outter tie rod, count how many turns it takes to remove from inner tie rod. Remove inner tie rod boot. Use inner tie rod tool to remove inner tie rod. Install new inner tie rod (with inner tie rod tool) and do not overtighten. Properly install inner tie rod boot (you can use a zip tie on part that attaches to rack). Install outter tie rod and use the same amount of turns that you counted during removal (this will help with alignment). Install tie rod to steering knuckle and use a new cotter pin. Put wheel on and get an alignment.
AnswerThe part is not expensive, say 20 bucks, then you need an alignment, and that's what 40 bucks or so. True, it is about twenty to thirty bucks for an outer tie rod. However, an inner tie rod is a bit more. And, a more tiresome process to change.
Remove the tie rod nut. Pop tie rod out of the hole in spindle. Unscrew tie rod from steering box. Install new tie rod in reverse order. Have front end aligned.
After removing the flexible rubber cover on the inner tie rod, use a pipe wrench to break the tie rod loose. After a few turns it should be fairly easy to spin it off... Once the old one is off, hand tighten the new one and use a crescent wrench to finish it off.
lift vehicle. remove front tire. loosen jam nut securing inner tie rod to outer tie rod. if equipped, remove cotter pin from outer tie rod nut, which is attached to the knuckle. next, remove outer tie rod nut.with either a hammer, or a pickle fork and hammer. separate tie rod from knuckle. unscrew outer tie rod from inner tie rod. alignment is a must after job is finished.
Remove wheel and properly support vehicle. Loosen bolt that olds outer tie rod. Disconnect outer tie rod from steering knuckle (Always use safety glasses when striking a hammer). Remove outer tie rod and count how many turns it took to remove. Remove inner tie rod boot. Use inner tie rod tool to remove inner tie rod (you can turn steering wheel so tie rod is easier to reach). Replace with new part. Properly install inner tie rod boot. Install outer tie rod and turn it as many times as it took to remove (this will help with alignment). Properly install outter tie rod and use a new cotter pin. Put wheel back on and get an alignment.
Remove wheel and properly support vehicle and wear safety glasses. Remove coter pin, loosen tie rod nut a few turns. Use small sledge hammer to strike steering knuckle where it holds tie rod until tie rod becomes loose. Loosen nut that secures tie rod to the inner tie rod. Remove tie rod and count how many turns it takes to remove. Instal new tie rod onto inner tie rod with as many turns as it took to remove old part (secure inner tie rod when turning outter), this will help with alignment. Properly secure outter tie rod to steering knuckle. Install grease fitting (if applicable) and grease, and put wheel on. Get an alignment and your done.
I believe your referring to a tie rod, which is a steering component. There is an inner tie rod and an outer tie rod. The inner tie rod connects to the steering rack which is what is used to turn your wheels left or right. The outer tie rod connects to the inner tie rod and also to the steering knuckle. If you've got a newer 300 series car, chances are your gonna have them replaced because there are some problems with tie rods on these cars.
The average cost to replace a tie rod is approximately $200. You can save about $125 of labor by replacing the tie rod your self.
Properly support vehicle & remove wheel(s). (You may want to replace both sides if you are not trying to save money) Remove cotter pin from outter tie rod nut. Loosen nut half way. Use a small sledge hammer to strike steering knuckle where it holds tie rod stud (do NOT strike tie rod nut or stud). This will loosen outer tie rod from steering knuckle. When outer tie rod is loosened from steering knuck remove tie rod nut and tie rod. Count how many turns it takes to remove outer tie rod (make sure you hold inner tie rod shaft in place when doing so). This will help you get an accurate alignment when installing new part. To remove outer tie rod you must loosen nut (with open-end wrench) that is on inner tie rod shaft secured to outer tie rod. (Lefty loosey) Remove the rubber boot that houses inner tie rod (there is a fastener securing it to steering rack). Break fastener. Use inner tie rod tool to remove inner tie rod (turn left to remove). Install new part and secure inner tie rod boot with a zip tie. Ensure it is properly secured. Install outer tie rod (with as many turns as it took to remove) on new inner tie rod while holding inner tie rod shaft in place. You may use anti-seize (may come with new part) to place on threads of new inner tie rod. Install and do not overtighten any parts and use a new cotter pin on outer tie rod nut. Get alignment and your finished!
Inner tie rod end 185.00 with labor outer tie rod end 165.00 with labor plus alignment
Yes, replace tie rod and have the car realigned.
No, if a tie rod is broken you would have no steering control.
Properly raise, support, and remove wheel from vehicle. Loosen the nut that is on inner tie rod which is fastens to the outter tie rod. Remove cotter pin from outter tie rod stud nut and loosen nut a few turns. Use a small sledge hammer to strike steering knucle (wear safety glasses) where outter tie rod is inserted. Repeat until tie rod becomes loose. Do not strike tie rod but you can gently hit stud to see if it has become loose from steering knuckle. While holding inner tie rod in place, count how many turns it takes to remove outter tie rod, then install new tie rod with an equal amount of turns (while holding inner in place). Use new hardware that comes with the new tie rod, and use grease gun to grease it until you see tie rod boot slightly move. Tighten nut that fastens outter tie rod in place to inner tie rod, then tighten outter tie rod stud to steering knuckle and install cotter pin (do not overtighten any nuts). Install wheel and you should get an alignment.
The ball joint should be permanently in the tie rod end. If it is bad, you have to replace the entire tie rod end.
No, normal driving will not bend a tie rod. It takes a large shock from a large pot hole, a curb or a collision to bend a tie rod.
In most cases the tie rod will not break without giving warning signs. As the tie rod becomes worn you will experience vibration in the steering will.
Raise and properly support the vehicle so that your tires are off the ground. Push and pull the tire near the area of the tie rod. There should be no movement, or play, in the tie rod end. If there is, that tie rod is bad. Also, you may notice the rubber boot on the tie rod is torn and grease has leaked out. This is a sign that your tie rod is likely prematurely worn, or will be soon, and it needs replacing. if you discover that a tie rod ball joint connection is bad, as described above, you should change it immediately to avoid an accident. if tie rod end ball joint connection snaps , you will lose steering in that wheel.
picklefork tool. sometimes the complete tie rod has to be replaced