Below guide will teach you How to Replace an Outer Tie Rod End. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Combination Wrench Set
- Mallet Hammer
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Channellock Pliers
- Flat Head Screwdriver
- Tie Rod Turning Tool
- 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet.
- Tie Rod End
- DIY Costs: Est. $143.91 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $248.86 parts and labor
- Park the vehicle on a flat surface and apply parking brake.
- Lift the front of the vehicle with jack and secure it on jack stands to ensure your safety during the repair work.
- Move the wheel in left and right direction to check the tie rod end.
- Carefully examine the tie rod end boot.
- Unfasten the lug nuts and take the front wheels away.
- It is suggestible to mark the point that will show you how far the tie rod is threaded into the adjusting sleeve. Unfasten the nut and bolt on the adjusting sleeve.
- Take the cotter pin from the tie rod end castle nut off.
- Take the tie rod castle nut away.
- Detach the tie rod end from the steering knuckle with the help of a ball joint puller tool.
- Remove the tie rod end from the adjusting sleeve.
- Take a new tie rod end and thread up to the mark you have made earlier to match with the original setting.
- Put the tie rod end into the steering knuckle.
- Follow manufacturer’s specifications for the torque setting.
- Put new cotter pin over the tie rod end nut.
- Reinstall the wheels and lower the vehicle.