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Old 10-21-2007, 07:13 PM   #1
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...wtf...

This is impossibly aggravating

dad came to the conclusion after looking through the FSM and the car that we have to pull the steering rack to do it, which i thought was a little drastic...

i have to take it to a shop dont I
or special tool is needed probably...

gah

anyone done this before?
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Why does it need replacing?
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it go bad

I had a vibration so i took the car to the tire place for a re balancing and alignment, he said he couldn't align it right because the tie rod was shot

and he didn't have time today to replace it for me. and i figured ok i'll do it my self.

and well...now im stuck
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Hmmm....are you sure he said "inner"?

Usually, the outer ones fail before the inner ones do. I am assuming you have the outer tie rod disconnected from the knuckle. Is there any play that seems to be coming from the inner when you move it around?
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yes outer is disconnected and moving it around is slightly hard to do, but sometimes its easy.

Dad had a look at it as well and has been trying to get it off. I dont know what im looking at as far as what is bad or not, i do know what the parts are and it wont come off...but dad knows and he said it is the inner gone bad. the outer end could use a replacement as well but is still ok is what he said.
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to dot he inner you do need a special tool.

and you do NOT need to pull the steering rack
Iv done one on my 94


http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...hlight=tie+rod



i got mine at pep-boys for $45.
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whats the tool called?
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tie rod tool
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http://www.mytoolstore.com/astro/asthan14.html
Anyone know if Advace/Autozone loans these out?
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when i checked, they didn't

so thats why i bought one.
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