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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: tie rod problem 98 Dodge
Yes, there's a special tool called an "inner tie rod tool". It has special crowsfoot type pieces that attach to a long tube with a 1/2' drive ratchet hole in it. First, remove the outer tie rod (COUNT THE # OF REVOLUTIONS WHILE UNSCREWING IT!!) Take off the jamb nut. Take the boot off. Use the tool to remove and replace the inner tie rod. Re-install the boot, jamb nut, and outer tie rod. If you count the # of turns it takes to remove the outer tierod, you'll be able to set it back where it was enough to drive it. i still recommend an alignment though.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
Replacing steering components is not that easy, and you have to take it somewhere for an alignment afterwards anyway, and if the shop did not do the work they are going to charge you a lot for the alignment. I'd take it somewhere and let them fix it for you.
I wouldn't take a long trip with bad steering components. If something broke, the best outcome is you'd be stranded, but the worst could be you lose control and crash. Paying somebody to fix it would seem really cheap compared to that!
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
You could replace it at but based on my own with these vehicles most of the time has just been the outer tie rod that was bad. When they don't have a listing for an inner tie rod many times it means the rack needs to be replaced. You can try calling a NAPA or Carquest and see if they have a listing for it. If not it may be recommended to replaced the rack. My personal opinion would be to replace the the outer tie rod and take it back for the alignment. If they still say the inner is loose from that point.Most of the time it's just the outer being so loose that its hard to tell if the inner is really bad or not.
Posted on Nov 27, 2010
use a pipe wrench also known as a monkey wrench that will work just make sure there is not a lock screw keeping it from turning some aftermarket inner tierods have alittle allen head screw to keep them from turning
Posted on Sep 02, 2012
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