A few outer tie rod replacement notes
Sorry no pics, phone ran out of battery during this procedure.
Replaced the outer tie rods on the 2001 Bonneville super easy. Below are a few notes;
If your car is a northern car, you likely will not be able to remove the nut that holds the rod in place, be prepared to cut the nut
Use PB blaster on the nut and also on the threads where the inner and outer tie rod connect
Make sure you break free the nut that snugs the inner tie rod and outer tie rod together. This is hard to break free once the outer tie rod is disconnected from the control arm.
Count your rotations when removing the outer tie rod. When replacing, use same amount of rotations to know where to stop
Consider your replacement tie rod with a lubable zirk fitting, MOOG makes em.
Overall a very easy job.
2001 Bonneville SSEi, 219,000 miles.
Whats in my driveway:
1998 Chevy S10 4x4 ZR2, 1999 Olds Bravada, 2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, 2007 Ford F-350 regular cab 2WD, 2008 BMW 335i coupe (Wife'* replacement for her Bonneville). The Bonneville is my favorite of all the cars in the driveway.