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Old 02-19-2005, 05:05 PM   #1
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Alright, I am in the process of doing this. Anyone have any tips for me, or how I should go about doing this. Thanks.
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Mine came apart relatively easy last august. I didn't replace mine, but they had to be disconnected. I only messed with the steering knuckle side, not the inner mounts. Good luck!
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I did not attempt this job by myself because the first thing the FSM said was to remove the Rack & Pinion Steering Assembly. I don't know about you, but I only have a set of ramps to work underneath my car. Maybe there'* a little more room to work with on your car but I gave this job out. Even though there was nothing wrong with my Rack, I had them replace the R&P assembly because the new one came with the Inner Tie Rods already assembled.
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No, I was told it was not needed to remove the r&p, but even if I did, I could probably manage it. Except, I highly doubt that is necessary. Anyhow, I was just checking if there was any precautions I should take, so I will check in my Haynes book if I can find it. Thanks anyways.
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Make sure you don't put too much rotational force on the rack. Make sure you get it tight and that the boots are secure.
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Alright thanks.
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They make a special tool to help remove the inner TRE. It comes with a set of crow'* feet and a long hollow tube with a couple slots for the crows feet and a hole for a 1/2" ratchet/breaker bar on the other end. The tool looks like this

Steps to remove inner TRE:
- Remove outer TRE from spindle and unthread it off of inner tie rod. When you unthread the outer TRE, take note of how many turns it takes to remove it. You'll want to know this when you reinstall outer TRE to maintain aproximate alignment.
- Cut both the clamps for the inner TRE boot (probably the hardest part of the whole job)
- Remove inner boot
- Take special tool mentioned above and find the correct crows foot for the inner end of the rod, then slide the tube over the rod and secure the crows foot into the tube.
- Use your 1/2 bar or ratchet to loosen the tie rod
- Remove inner tie rod.

Reverse to install. If the inner boot is torn, replace it. If the new inner tie rod end didn't come with any clamps, using radiator clamps is okay. The boot IS required, don't leave it off because it'll make the job easier.

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