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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
222,000 miles? that's a good vechile so far! anyways, do some price checking. new rack and pinions come with the inner tie rods. so if it's like 50 more for the whole assembly, i would but if not, it's up to you. i've changed some rack and pinions on vechiles that were under 150000 due to major leaking. and if you put just new rods in, if it dose start leaking later, you'll get new inner rods again with new system you'll just be paying labor and alingment charges again. so again, my OPINION is if I'm going to keep it for a while and if it's COST effective, just to do the whole unit.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
oh yes, this is a problem with most all chrysler cars, front wheel drive, they will not admit to it or fix the problem though. just give us 2 or $300 and we'll repair it. bs. you need a bushing replacement kit, autozone under 10 bucks. and a little patients. drop me an email and i will upload photos of steps and try to talk you through it. not that hard no special tools only took 45min. no charge of course. you have to stick it to the system some times.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
undo bolts on inner and outer tie rods,u might need balljoint fork separator or 2 jaw puller to take them off of relay rod and steering knuckle,measure lenght of tie rod,loosen tube clamp and undo tie rod from tube,when installing make sure lenght is the same as before or wheel alignment will be off!
Posted on May 12, 2009
Not that hard, just spray the tie rod sleeve with WD40 night before and let it soak in. Remove the collier pin and and nut and hammer the old inner tie rod end out of the Track rod with a 5 pound sledge hammer. Remove the inner tie rod end from the sleeve and don't forget to mark the distance so you can place the new tie rod end at the same length. Reinstall the inner tie rod end to the Track rod and tighten the nut and replace the collier pin with a new one. Grease the fitting and go for a test drive, if the truck does not wonder then your good to go with out a alignment. Good luck and hope this helps, Note, make sure you have to right inner tie rod ends. Each side has different thread rotations.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
I just did the inner tie rod bushings on my 1999 300M, piece of cake! Get a Chiltons, it tells you to remove the windshield wipers, the plastic cowl covers, and the strut tower brace (looks like part of the body at first but 4 bolts on either side and one in the middle and toss it to the side). Remove the air intake ducting, and your there like underwear.use a long screwdriver and a big hammer and tap the bottom tangs down, pry up the top ones (once you get it started enough to get a screwdriver under it its easy) then use a 7/8 socket, 3/4 drive breaker bar and unbolt. One bushing was still intact so I drove it out with a large socket and a small C-clamp. Getting the bolts back in the rack with the new bushings was the dirty little bastard of the whole thing ( I didn't center the steering rack like your supposed to do, because I thought I knew a better way, I wanted the rack as far to the passenger side as possible for more room to work). You have to fight with the steering rack boot to line everything back up. Even with wheels of the ground it made me use ALOT of foul language. Torque the bolts to 60 ft lbs and your golden. The whole thing took about an hour and a half (about 15 minutes of that was cussin'). I hope this helps someone.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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