Question about Dodge Cars & Trucks
I hear a popping sound every now and again. I know it needs a look at as the engine was just rebuilt at 201,000 miles 2 months ago. With everything else being at 201,000 miles, its only logical that everything will eventually need to be overhauled. Is replacing the tie rods/U-joints difficult and can I do them myself? Thanks!
Undo the tail shaft and check the uni joint are free and not seized or not hey.
Posted on Dec 11, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I'd say get the alignment done first, and hope you have'nt ruined the tires already. Alignment problems can also wear out bearings prematurely. Start with a rotation of the tires & alignment.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
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
SOURCE: Tie rod ends on 05 dodge durango
Hi there.... Tie rod ends are not hard to do at all. Take the tire off, you'll see the tie rod end. Take the nut off the end on the spindle side and lossen the nut at the other end. With a hammer, hit the section that the spindle end is inserted to until it pops out. Then unscrew the tie rod. Make sure you count how many turns it takes to remove the old tie rod end..... screw the new one in the same amount of turns that it took the old one to come off. this way you will have it close to what the old one was at. You will have to get a wheel alignment afterwards in order to have it all set up. Hope this helps you out.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
SOURCE: I replaced the rack and
You have to get it aligned at a shop after messing with your steering geometry. Your tires could be pointing in towards each other or pointing out away from each other. It's called toe in or toe out.
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
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