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Need to see a picture of a tyi rod end boot to see how the clip goes in to replace or do i have to replace the whole part?

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You need to mark where the tie rod end is, unscrew it by turning left and then screw the new one on till it reaches your original mark. You may still need to get the vehicle aligned afterward.

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