Question about 2001 Dodge Dakota
Easy thing to do. Needle nose pliers, hammer, set of deep well sockets, open box wrenches, and a vise grip is all you need. First, loosen the nut behind the tie rod. Next pull cotter pin on tie rod. Loosen crown nut on tie rod. Pop tie rod out, might need to use a hammer to pop out. Put vise grip on tie rod shaft, then unscrew the tie rod. YOU MUST COUNT how many turns you undo the tie rod. Then put the new tie rod on with the SAME amount of turns. And reconnect everyting in the order you took off. You should still have an alignment done. This will get you into the ball park but for proper tire wear get it aligned.
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
You can probably do it ... but then ... can you do an alignment? Probably not. Let the mechanic do the whole job.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
put the tie rod back in and thread the nut on. then you turn the inner tierod with a pipe wrench or a big pair of channel locks. you can spray the threads with pb blaster or wd-40. also if ya have a propane torch this helps loosen the threads. apply heat to the outer tierod do not heat the inner. good luck jimmy
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
SOURCE: how to change the inner tie rod
Tie rods are replaced from ball joint to ball joint, the place for the wrench is to adjust wheel alignment toe in. Ball joints are removed with a special fork, you can sometimes use a hammer to shock the taper and remove them.
Posted on Apr 17, 2010
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