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OUTER TIE ROD END R&R

Removal:

FIG 1
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the wheel mounting nuts (3) , then the tire and wheel assembly (1).

FIG 2
Loosen the tie rod jam nut (5).
Remove the nut (2) attaching the outer tie rod (4) to the knuckle (3). To do this, hold the tie rod end stud with a wrench while loosening and removing the nut with a standard wrench or crowfoot wrench.

Fig 3
Release the tie rod end (3) from the knuckle (2) using Remover, Special Tool 9360 (1)
Remove the outer tie rod (3) from the knuckle (2).
NOTE: When unscrewing the outer tie rod from inner, count the number of revolutions to take it off. This action will aid in installation, getting the toe close to where it needs to be when setting the wheel alignment.

Remove the outer tie rod from the inner tie rod.

Installation

FIG 2
If it is not already installed, install the jam nut (5) on the inner tie rod threads.
Thread the outer tie rod (4) onto the inner tie rod approximately the same amount of revolutions as the original was installed.
Thread the jam nut (5) down the inner tie rod far enough to hold the outer tie rod. Do not tighten the jam nut at this time.
Install the outer tie rod ball stud into the hole in the knuckle arm (3). Start a NEW tie rod mounting nut (2) onto the stud. While holding the tie rod end stud with a wrench, tighten the nut with a wrench or crowfoot wrench. Tighten the nut to 132 N•m (97 ft. lbs.).

FIG 1
Install the tire and wheel assembly (1)
Install and tighten wheel mounting nuts (3) to 135 N•m (100 ft. lbs.).
Lower the vehicle.
Adjust the front wheel toe setting.
Tighten the tie rod jam nut to 75 N•m (55 ft. lbs.) once wheel toe is set.

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