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Old 11-30-2006, 07:40 PM   #11
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If I had the talent I would be able to post a picture of the tie rod end. All you need is a jack and a coupla tools to replace it. If you get the same one for the replacement as the one you replace, all you need to do is mark the threads of the rod that you unscrew the old tie rod from and then screw the new one on up to the place you marked. If you do this, and the new is the same length as the old....your tire alignment should be good Make any sense?
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It was hella-vibration on the SSE when the tie rods went. The first thing I do when I suspect rods is ask to local shop to align it. They can't if the rods are loose. go to the next shop and confirm. Back to first to get it done. The dealer said the ties were shot on my recent purchased GXP when the replaced the intermed shaft.
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If I had the talent I would be able to post a picture of the tie rod end. All you need is a jack and a coupla tools to replace it. If you get the same one for the replacement as the one you replace, all you need to do is mark the threads of the rod that you unscrew the old tie rod from and then screw the new one on up to the place you marked. If you do this, and the new is the same length as the old....your tire alignment should be good Make any sense?
However..over enough mileage you will most likely find that you should have gotten an alignment. Each and every tie rod is manufactured slightly different and unless you can measure precisely to the thousands of an inch, the alignment is off.
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I agree with Boosty. That method will get you "close enough" to get you by until you can get it to the alignment shop.
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