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Inner tie rod end on 1999 chrysler 300m

How to replace inner tie rod bushing on chrysler 300M.How do you go about straitening those metal tabs that bend over the nut that holds the tie rod in place,there is not much room in there to give you any leverage to bend those tabs to get to the nuts.Is there any special to use?If so what is it?Thanks for your help.
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Oh yes, this is a problem with most all chrysler cars, front wheel drive, they will not admit to it or fix the problem though. just give us 2 or $300 and we'll repair it. bs. you need a bushing replacement kit, autozone under 10 bucks. and a little patients. drop me an email and i will upload photos of steps and try to talk you through it. not that hard no special tools only took 45min. no charge of course. you have to stick it to the system some times.
garyperrault@hotmail.com

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    what i used was a mini pry bar/nail puller. It comes in three sizes and is shaped like an L. Pick one up at home depot, etc. really cheep. Or just use a small flat head screwdriver. pry them open wide enough to get your socket on the nut, and your on your way. I should have a link on this site with photos from my 2000 300m replacement. chrysler, dodge same part, same problem easy fix, unless you want to go to pepboys and pay them $235.00 to replace a $9.00 part. you have rack and pinon so dont worry about screwing up the wheel alingment. you never touch those parts. you will just be dealing with the two stud bolts on the center of the rack. drop me a line or give me a call if you need help i will try to talk you through it.

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I just did the inner tie rod bushings on my 1999 300M, piece of cake! Get a Chiltons, it tells you to remove the windshield wipers, the plastic cowl covers, and the strut tower brace (looks like part of the body at first but 4 bolts on either side and one in the middle and toss it to the side). Remove the air intake ducting, and your there like underwear.use a long screwdriver and a big hammer and tap the bottom tangs down, pry up the top ones (once you get it started enough to get a screwdriver under it its easy) then use a 7/8 socket, 3/4 drive breaker bar and unbolt. One bushing was still intact so I drove it out with a large socket and a small C-clamp. Getting the bolts back in the rack with the new bushings was the dirty little bastard of the whole thing ( I didn't center the steering rack like your supposed to do, because I thought I knew a better way, I wanted the rack as far to the passenger side as possible for more room to work). You have to fight with the steering rack boot to line everything back up. Even with wheels of the ground it made me use ALOT of foul language. Torque the bolts to 60 ft lbs and your golden. The whole thing took about an hour and a half (about 15 minutes of that was cussin'). I hope this helps someone.

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