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I have the rubber boot removed but under that is a plastic or teflon sleeve over were the threds would be to remove the inner tie rod
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you don't need to remove the whole rack but do need a special tool called inner tie rod tool. can be bought or borrowed form most auto parts stores. first remove wheel. next loosen the jam nut on inner tie rod at the end of outer tie rod. remove cotter pin and nut on outer. use seperator or pickle fork to seperate outer from knuckle. then remove the clamps on boot and remove. then take tie rod tool and find the right size end and turn with 1/2" ratchet or breaker bar. it will turn hard at first cause of it being staked on to the threads. when it is off install new part with loc-tite on threads and tighten. when tight crimp inner flanges with either plier or hammer and punch to the rack. install in reverse order. remember to measure distance from clamp on outer side of boot to jam nut so you can get the alignment close until you get to shop for alignment.
Posted on May 05, 2009
Cut band clamp. use tie wrap. Special tool to remove inner tie rod. Autozone or others have them to rent. Must align after replacement
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
SOURCE: cannot get the inner tie rod off
well you can take off the wheel and remove the outter tie rod end but there is a special tool like a long tube that you need to reach in the rack & pinion to loosen the inner tie rod end they can be bought at auzone i belive
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
corect size wrench should work. count the number of turn it takes to remove each unit make note and install new units using those numbers
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
best thing i can tell you is to purchase a haynes auto repair manual at any auto parts store. 17$ it'll tell you step by step instructions.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
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