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How to fix tie rod?


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2012-03-05 14:07:20
2012-03-05 14:07:20

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.

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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.

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on a steering rack the inner tie rod is threaded and will be the mount for the outer tie rod.

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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.


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