I have a 1997 dodge intrepid and I need to know how to adjust the tie rod on the front drivers side. My passenger side tire is straight but the drivers side is just a little off facing a left hand turn
most of the tieros are a 7/8" wrench, and that loosens the nut, then you have to turn the inner tie rod to adjust this, now for the hard part, your tires are not to be straight ahead, with adjusting your tires straight ahead you will wear the tires wrong and you will be replacing the tires very soon, tires are toes in our out to adjust for your caster, camber and steer ahead angles of the alignment, I would erge you to take this to an alignment shop, don't save a dim to spend a dollor, lets do the math for a moment, you adjust the tiesrods, your tires wear out with in 2 months, a set of nice tires, $80 each leats not forget balancing and mounting, about another 20-30 each, so lets just round it to $100.00 per wheel, OK so we have just spent $200 on tires and now you still need to get an alignment still so lets add another 90 on the top for the alignment, so now with tax added you have just spent over $300 to fix something yourself, when you could just spen the 90 now and save tiem and momney in the long run, I am all for doing things yourself, But this is one of those things that you can do at home, it takes a $14,000 alignment machine to align a vehicle, so save some money put the tie rod ends in yourself and pay a shop to align the car. this is your cheapest solution to the problem you have presented. Good luck. I hope I have shed some light on this matter for you. If you need anything further please comment and I will get back to you.
Mar 31, 2011 |
1997 Dodge Intrepid