Question about 1995 Honda Odyssey
EXPLAIN THE PROCEDURE AND WHAT TOOL OR TOOLS NEEDED.
Procedure on replacing the inner tie rod ends:
1) Raise and safely support the vehicle.
2) Remove the front wheel/tire assembly.
3) Clean the steering rod between the steering boot and outer tie rod end lock nut with a suitable penetrating lubricant and a clean cloth or shop towel.
4) Loosen the outer tie rod end locking nut 1/8 turn.
5) Loosen the steering boot clamp(s), and slide the small clamp off the boot.
6) Carefully loosen the boot and slide outward off the steering rack and onto the shaft to expose the inner steering rod mounting fastener.
7) If necessary, position the inner steering rack shaft in or out to allow for additional access.
8) Relieve the steering rod nut locking tab from the inner steering rack shaft, then loosen the steering rod ball socket nut 1 turn.
9) Matchmark the tie rod end to the threaded shaft.
10) Remove the cotter key and castle nut from the outer tie rod end threaded spindle, and using a tie rod end removal tool, remove the tie rod from the steering knuckle.
11) Hold the tie rod with a wrench, and remove the outer tie rod end from the threaded rod, counting the number of complete turns it takes to remove the tie rod end from the shaft. Write the number of turns on a piece of note paper.
12) Remove the tie rod end lock nut from the threaded steering shaft.
13) Slide the steering rack boot off the shaft.
14) Remove the inner steering rod ball socket nut from the inner steering rack shaft.
1) Inspect the tie rod end for looseness, and the steering rack boot and tie rod end boot for cracks deterioration or damage and replace as necessary.
2) Clean steering rack shaft and apply a light coating of Genuine Honda Power steering fluid as necessary.
3) Apply a medium strength locking agent to the threads where the inner steering rod ball socket mounts. Use a new locking washer and a new stop washer, and install the inner tie rod onto the steering rack shaft.
4) Tighten the inner tie rod end fastener by 58 ft. lbs. (78 Nm)
5) Peen the lock washer over the nut or onto the flat surface of the steering rack shaft.
6) Apply silicone grease to the outer circumference of the inner tie rod end ball socket, and onto the groove just outside of the socket.
7) Apply silicone grease to the inside of the small end of the steering rack boot, and slide the boot over the steering shaft and onto the rack and install the boot clamps. If the boot has air hose fittings make sure they are installed as removed.
8) Apply a light film of an anti-seize compound onto the threaded tie rod end, and install the tie rod end lock nut.
9) Install the tie rod end onto the tie rod, turning it in exactly the number of turns it took to remove it.
10) Install the tie rod end following the tie rod end installation procedure.
11) The balance of installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
12) Check the front end alignment and adjust as necessary.
Posted on Sep 10, 2012
you must remove or slide the inner tie rod boot outward on the rod and then thread the tie rod out of the steering rack. there is a section of the tie rod on the inside of the ball joint that has flat spots to get a open end wrench onto. to check your tie rods, simply jack the wheel off of the ground, grab the either side of the tire, and wiggle it towards and away from you. if you feel any play at all the tie rods must be replaced. also a god indication is when the front tires start to wear excessivly on the inside or outside edges.
as for the cv axle, it has a retainer ring on the end of the splined shaft. all thats reqired is to seat the splines in the transaxle (transmission) and the tap (shouldnt take too much) the outer end of the axle with a mallet or hammer. it will pop into place.
if you have any questions email me at [email protected]
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
No, just a 14mm wrench or socket to remove the lower caliper bolt, swing the caliper up and slide the pads out. Compress the caliper piston with large slip joint pliers. Lubricate the pad ends where they touch the slides and install new pads.
Posted on May 14, 2009
Try looking here for general removal/replacement info... http://autorepair.about.com/library/a/1i/bl830i.htm
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
Yes, replace the rack. Estimate, no way anyone can tell you this. Shop around and get quotes on racks and fitting if you do not want to undertake this yourself.. Make sure you have a wheel alignment after the new rack is installed if the workshop does not do this or if you replace the rack yourself..
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
I replaced mine using a pipe wrench. If you push the bushing back towards the middle, and the pipe wrench will fit on the fatter part toward the end. Make sure you get it aligned when you are all done or kiss your front tires goodbye.
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
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