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I need a castle nut for the passenger side tie rod end.

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Replace the tie rod on a 1998 sienna


1 PUT ON YOUR EMERGENCY BREAK, LOOSEN THE WHEEL NUTS ON THE FRONT WHEELS,JACK UP THE CAR AND REMOVE THE FRONT WHEEL. WITH SOME YELLOW PAINT ,MARK THE THREADS WHERE IT SCREWS INTO THE TIE ROD END SO YOU KNOW HOW FAR TO SCREW THE NEW ON ONTO. TAKE OUT THE COTTER PIN AND REMOVE THE CASTLE NUT FROM THE ROD. USE A PRY BAR TO SEPERATE THE BOLT FROM THE TIE ROD END. ONCE SEPARATED YOU SHOULD BE ABLE UNSCREW THE OLD TIE ROD END OFF THE SHAFT..TAKE THE NEW ONE AND SCREW IT BACK ON ONLY TO THE YELLOW PAINT MARK THAT YOU MADE ON THE ROD EARLIER. THEN JUST REASSEMBLE THE SAME WAY YOU TOOK IT APART. MAKE SURE YOU TORQUE THE NUT TO 50 LBS.AND BE SURE TO USE A NEW COTTER PIN ON THE CASTLE NUT..

May 04, 2011 | 1998 Toyota Sienna

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How do i replace the outer tie rod on my van


Very simple. 1. Remove the front wheel 2. Take the proper size wrench and loosen the nut on the tie rod and rack and pinion 3. Remove the cotter pin from the castle nut where the tie rod goes through the spindle(hub assembly) 4. Remove the castle nut and hit the area where the joint goes through until the shaft comes loose with a hammer 5. spin the outer tie rod off counting the number of spins 6. Reverse this procedure to install. If you need the inner tie rod(inner socket), let me know and I should be able to find a diagram and instructions.

Mar 30, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Venture

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How to replace tie rod ends


1. Loosen the wheel lug nuts. Raise the front of the vehicle and support it with jack stands.
2. Hold the tie rod end with vice grips or a pipe wrench and loosen the jamb nut (the nut at the inner end of the tie rod).
3. At the other end of the tie rod remove the cotter pin and remove the castle nut.
4. The tie rod end will come out by turning counter clockwise. Before turning it grip the inner tie rod with pliers (the part on the other side of the jamb nut) so that it doesn't turn. Count exactly how many turns it takes to remove the tie rod end.
5. Turn the new tie rod end in exactly the same number of turns that were required to remove the old one. Tighten the jamb nut up against the new part.
6. Re-install the castle nut and replace the cotter pin with a new one.
7. Re-install the wheel and lug nuts. Re-torqe them with the vehicle back on the ground.
8. It is a good idea to replace both tie rod ends at the same time and to get a front end alignment afterwards.
I hope this helps.

Mar 25, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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Impact bent the right front tie rod. how can it be removed for straightening or replacing?


First loosen the jam nut with a 21mm wrench. Then use vise grips or whatever you have to make sure the rod can be turned that goes into the outer tie rod. Then remove the cotter pin and 17mm castle nut. Strike the hub where the tie rod goes through with a hammer repeatedly until the tie rod pops out of the hole.

Then simply unscrew the tie rod end and replace it. If the inner tie rod end is also damaged, or the rod is damaged you will need to replace them as well. Inner tie rods have a special tool to remove them, see your local auto parts store.

Remember, replacing an outer tie rod end changes your cars toe (alignment). You will require an alignment after replacing it, even if you think the car drives straight.

Good luck!

Nov 30, 2009 | 2002 Hyundai Accent

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TYROD


to change a tierod on 2001 malibu, jackup and remove front tire, next locate the nut holding tierod on tire side, remove cotter pin and loosen but do not remove the castle nut from the tie-rod end ball joint stud. then install a small puller and break loose the tie-rod end from the steering knuckle. remove nut and detach tie-rod end. (I forgot to mention before taking tie-rod end off of vehicle,loosen the tie-rod end jam nut and mark the position of the tie-rod end on the threaded portion of the tie-rod. you can also count the number of turns to take off so you can put it back on.) make sure the new tie-rod end is aligned with the mark you made on the threads of the tie-rod. have the alignment checked or adjusted after you have installed tie-rod end. if in doubt you can go to any auto parts store and buy a haynes manual for your vehicle, they are based on a complete vehicle teardown. the cost is only about 20.00.

Nov 23, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

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Outer tie rod passenger side replacement. I need directions for removal and instalation of the passenger side outer tie rod in a 99' olds alero.


Ok, well first thing you need to do is remove the wheel. Jack up the vehicle at a good jack point. Remove the wheel, then check for the location of the tie rod end. Most are to the left of the brake rotor. If this is the case, turn the steering wheel to the left, so the tie rod end is extended. Then, remove the cotter pin that slides through the little stud and nut. With that pin out, you can use a socket, most are either a 15 mm through 18 mm, to remove the nut. Don't remove it totally yet. Then, behind the outer tie rod end, there is another small nut that spins on the inner tie rod end, which the outer screws on to. You must loosen that nut first. The direction of the nut is clockwise to remove it. Once it is loose, you can remove the nut from the small stud. Then, you should see a striking point on the spindle, which is what the stud goes through. You will need a hammer, and strike it good to loosen the stud. Once the stud is loose, it should pop out, and then all you have to do is unscrew the outer tie rod end. Make sure to count the 360 degree spins, so your alignment isn't horribly out when you put the new one on. Now, to put the new one on, screw the new one on the exact amount of times that you counted coming off. Then, put the stud back into the hole in the spindle. Put the nut back on an tighten it. When it is tight, look at the nut and stud and make sure you have the hole in the stud unblocked by a part of the nut. If it is not blocked, put the cotter pin, should be a new one, into the hole and seperate the ends and wrap around the nut. This prevents the nut from backing itself out. Then go to the nut on the inner tie rod end and make sure it sits flush with the new outer tie rod end, then tighten. Then go ahead and straighten the steering wheel and put the wheel back on. ***Recommendation: get an alignment done after***

Oct 17, 2009 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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How do i change outter tie rod


Prepare your tie rod and install the grease fitting provided with it. 1. Jack up vehicle and secure on jack stand 2. Remove wheel 3. Turn steering wheel so that access is best to the tie rod assembly. 4. Loosen jam nut on tie rod.Do not disturb or turn this more than what is needed to make it loose from the tie rod as this will be your rough reference point and at least close when installing new tie rod. 5. Remove cotter pin from castle nut where tie rod attaches to spindle assembly. 6. Remove castle nut 7. Remove tie rod from spindle assembly - Free with a hammer striking it on the castle nut shaft to drive it out of the hole. 8. un-thread tie rod from tie rod shaft holding the shaft still with vice grip or other pliers. 9. Install tie rod on shaft until it meets the jam nut. 10. Insert tie rod to spindle, tighten, and install new cotter pin in castle nut. 11. Tighten jam nut 12. Grease tie rod assembly 13. Install wheel and have aligned. Do not skip having this aligned regardless of how it drives, post repair as tie rods absolute length can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Your final alignment will not be accurate until it is set on a rack with an alignment machine.

Jun 04, 2009 | 1999 Ford Windstar

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How do you replace the outer tie rods on 2000 oldsmobile alero


Jack up vehicle; back off set nut that connects outer to inner tie rod; remove cotter pin and castle nut from outer ball socket of t/r end; take a 'pickle fork' and tap between joint and steering knuckle to separate; then unscrew the outer t/r from the inner t/r, "counting the number of turns until completely off. Run the new locking nut onto new tir rod end; turn t/r same number of turns, and lock set nut; runt the new post of t/r end back into steering knuckle, tap down with a hammer, and use new castle nut to tighten; insert new cotter pin and grease fitting; again tighted locking nut to inner t/r; grease new t/r end...good to go!

Jan 31, 2009 | 2000 Oldsmobile Alero

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INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REPLACE OUTER TIE ROD END


Basic socket, set wrench set,hammer possibly pipe wrench,Torch. Jack and support car with jack stands, remove wheel, with correct wrench first loosen inside nut on tie rod this is the nut that keeps the inner and outer tierod from coming apart also this is how you set toe by loosening this nut then truning inner tierod. after nut is loose remove cotter pin from castle nut on outer tierod.then remove castle nut. hit spindle where tie rod goes into spindle hard tie rod will pop out. then spin outter tie rod off inner tierod.*** note you will need to have car alighned after but to get it close count number of turns when removing then install same number of turns. This area of the car is prone to rust so heat may be needed to loosen tight nuts. Dont forget to grease after install.

Oct 16, 2008 | 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra

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How to replace


well jack up one side of car. take off tire. back off stop nut against tie rod. (their are only outter tie rods to replace on your rack and pinon car) remove cotter pin & castle nut. pop tie rod with screw type extraction tool, or pickle fork if you must. once loose you just spin old one off & new one on. if you do not move the wheel it should silp right in. tighten stop nut,castle nut, insert cotter pin. GREASE the joint. put on tire. do the other one the same way. GO GET AN ALIGNMENT! it will definently be off. good luck.

Jun 24, 2008 | 1994 Mercury Tracer

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