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97 taurus GL inner tie rods

How do I change the inner tie rods on a 1997 Taurus GL

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  • jimtheartist Feb 17, 2009

    cant get to the boot ring on the inner side

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You have to have a special tool like this
http://motors.shop.ebay.com/items/Parts-Accessories_Automotive-Tools__W0QQ_nkwZfordQ20innerQ20tieQ20rodQ20toolQQ_fromfsbZQQ_trksidZm270Q2el1313QQ_odkwZQQ_osacatZPartsQ2dAccessoriesQ5fAutomotiveQ2dTools

Disconnect the outer tie rod and remove,then remove boot,then use special tool to remove inner tie rod. You will then have to have it aligned. You can use a tape measure to get it close enough to drive,just mark one of the grooves in the tire so you are measuring the exact same points,measure from tire to tire in the front of front tires then take a measurement at the rear of front tires and adjust the outer tire rods until the measurements are pretty close to equal.

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  • Chuck Martin
    Chuck Martin Feb 17, 2009

    I can't remember on a 97 model what is in the way. The ford shop manual says you have to remove the rack to replace them.

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