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Loosen all nuts and use some penetrating oil if tough. Sometimes some heat on the nuts will allow them to budge. If you mean getting the tie rod out of the steering knuckle, then use a good 3 lbs hammer and hit the knuckle where the tie rod is wedged into. dont go crazy, but a good solid even hit until it comes loose. The vibrations from hitting will allow the tie rod to pop out like nothing. may take a few hits depending how hard and how long the part has been in there. Hit the knuckle inline the the main part of knuckle to prevent breaking off the ear. do not hit 90 degrees of how the knuckle sits, the ear may break if you go too hard.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First, you do NOT have to remove the rack to replace the inner tie rod ends. Second, If you want a .pdf regarding the procedure, I'll be glad to send it to you. But, the tie rods just screw off. Whatyou WILL need to do is get a good front-end alignement after you replace the inner tie rod. If not, you will destroy your tires. Alignment is critical to minimize tire wear on Celicas.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
The noise you hear could be the tie rod ends or several other front end items. Can you jack up the front end? If so then turn the wheels from side to side with your hands griping the wheel at the 9 and 3 oclock positions. if you feel freeplay or looseness you have to reach arround and place your hand on the outter tie rod end and see if the play is there or the inner tie rod end at the rack. I worked for saturn for a few yaears and we had ALOT of front struts that made a clunking sound over bumps. Don't forget the lower ball joints could be bad also. Check these by placing your hand on the bottom of the wheel and pushing and pulling on the wheel with it off the ground while checking the tie rod ends. Good Luck, Scott
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
this sounds correct, however, if you go to autozone.com, the have access to free online manuals, giving you step by step instructions on how to remove. you will need to register and provide some info about your vehicle. it is FREE! the manuals are in the do it your self area. Good Luck!
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
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