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Old 11-14-2007, 12:47 AM   #1
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does anyone know how to change inner tie rods. i just changed outer tie rods and one wheel hub and put tires all the way around and them balanced and aligned, three weeks ago and now there is still a vibration and also a clunk when backing out of parking spot and play in the tire where sound is coming from. im pretty sure it is the inner tie rod. it i only on the front right side. the wheel hub was front left tire, so it could possibly be the hub on the right side. but this my 2nd set outers in 7 months, first set were murrays brand, new ones are moog. Thank you anything will help.

also i replaced tires from oem to bfgoodrich g-force same size 235 50 18, but the tire appear to be a little bigger, would this cause my gas mileage to go down, because my avg was not reset for about 3000 miles and it was at 17.3 and within 10 days my avg fell to 16.78 and i drove the car with same aggresiveness as b4.
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Alldata has 2003 as a demo for the B'ville. I would check out the procedure for the inner tie rods.

It'* odd to need new tie rods in 7 months without say 100K miles or so. Are you greasing the new tie rod ends when they are installed and at normal maintenance intervals?
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the set wore out were china made ends, and just replaced them with moog 3 weeks ago and now there is play again on the right side, yes thay have been greased
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i have never changer the inner tie rods and the right side has shimmy and there is noise that sounds like thnnkkk when turning while backing out after being parked.
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generally the clunking noise in the steering is either intermediate shaft or the rack itself.. i cant remember seeing an instance of an inner tie-rod issue... and not many out failures either

IF they are serviceable... you need to remove the boot from the rack/tie rod and buy an inner tie rod tool to remove it

not all inner tie rod ends are serviceable
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If the inners were bad, they should have found that when the alignment was done, as they would not be able to get it aligned properly. Same with the ball joints. Like toasty said, I'd start looking in some other areas. Along with what he mentioned, bad struts or mounts, spring seats, and such.
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