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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
make sure if you do it youself you count how many turns it takes for your tierods to come off. it it makes it easy for me that way. also make sure you get a front end aligiment when your done
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
To Steering Gear Bolt
90 Nm (66 ft. lbs.)
75 Nm (55 ft. lbs.)
DATE: Mar. 23, 2001
THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 19-003-00 REV A, DATED OCTOBER 6, 2000 WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE PART NUMBER CHANGES AND ADDITIONAL MODEL YEAR.
WARNING: FAILURE TO ACHIEVE A MINIMUM TORQUE OF 100 NM (74 FT. LBS.) MAY RESULT IN THE ATTACHING BOLTS LOOSENING AND FRACTURING. THIS COULD RESULT IN A SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL. BENDING THE RETAINING TABS ALONE WILL NOT PREVENT THIS.
This bulletin provides service procedures and parts information for the inner tie rod bushings.
1993 - **2001 ** (LH) Concorde/Intrepid/LHS/New Yorker/Vision/300M
Loose feel or clunk in the steering wheel as the wheel is moved from side to side.
Observe the inner tie rod to steering gear attaching point while moving the steering wheel from side to side. If there is movement between the gear and inner tie rod, perform the Repair Procedure. If no movement is evident further diagnosis of the condition will be required.
The inner tie rod bushings have previously been serviced with the tie rod assembly. This bulletin releases the parts, service procedures, and special tool necessary to service just the bushings. Subsequent service manuals will contain the Repair Procedure.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
The inner tie rods are screwed into ends of the steering rack assembly.
Look at this diagram. #6 is the rubber boots and #7 is the shaft from the inner tie rods.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
SOURCE: repair steering linkage
You'll have to rent or borrow a pickle fork and a pitman arm puller. There is more than one size of pickle fork so specify for tie rod ends. You can buy them too, about $100 for the pair and they are not vehicle specific.
Jack and block up your front end so the wheels are clear. Take the nut off the tie rod end and wedge the pickle fork between the tie rod and the drag link, rap with a hammer until it separates. Loosen the bolt on the collar and unscrew the tie rod end. Count the turns when you remove it and screw the new one in the same number of turns.Fit it into the drag link and tighten the collar and the new nut.
Take the nut off the idler arm and use the pickle fork to separate it from the drag link. Unbolt the idler arm from the frame. The new one goes on in the reverse.
You'll probably need an adjustable wrench to remove the nut from the pitman arm,it's bigger than most wrench sets. Separate it from the drag link first. Slide the puller on and tighten it up. Once it starts to turn hard, give the bolt on the puller a rap with the hammer and tighten some more. Repeat until the arm comes off. Slip the new one on and tighten.
Don't be shy when you tighten these parts because if there is play, the holes in the drag link will oval out and you will have to replace it too. Don,t use a pickle fork on the pitman arm or you will have to replace the seal in the bottom of the steering box. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
Tie rod end is 35 ft. lbs. Pinch bolt for the lower ball joint - 105 .I hope this helps you
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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