Inner tie rod replacement - JeepForum.com
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Raffish
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 10-17-2019, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
JeepN_A_CJ7
Member
 
JeepN_A_CJ7's Avatar
1980 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: San Diego
Posts: 119
Garage
Inner tie rod replacement

I've never had to change an inner tie rod, but the time has come! Can you replace it without the inner tie rod tool? If so, what standard tools do you need? I tried looking for a write up for this but didn't see one, thanks in advance!


Always Jeepin!

*2007 WK QDII HEMI
*1980 CJ7 4.2L w/FAST FI

Silver WK Club


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JeepN_A_CJ7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 10-18-2019, 10:32 AM
Raffish
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: CowTown
Posts: 454
Did mine a few months back. They were super sloppy and it helped reduce clunking over bumps.

You will need an inner tie rod tool, I borrowed one from a parts store.

The hardest part was crimping the boot ear clamp just because there's not much room, you'll need side crimpers.

I used cheap RA parts that have been fine so far.
JeepN_A_CJ7 likes this.

05 WK Limited 5.7, QDII, OME HD, 265/70/17 1.25" Spydertrax, CC, MBRP SS, 250xxxkms
Raffish is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 10-18-2019, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
JeepN_A_CJ7
Member
 
JeepN_A_CJ7's Avatar
1980 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: San Diego
Posts: 119
Garage
Would I be able to use large zip ties instead of the clamps, I find those type of clamps to be a pain and not worth the effort?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Raffish View Post
Did mine a few months back. They were super sloppy and it helped reduce clunking over bumps.

You will need an inner tie rod tool, I borrowed one from a parts store.

The hardest part was crimping the boot ear clamp just because there's not much room, you'll need side crimpers.

I used cheap RA parts that have been fine so far.

Always Jeepin!

*2007 WK QDII HEMI
*1980 CJ7 4.2L w/FAST FI

Silver WK Club


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JeepN_A_CJ7 is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 Old 10-18-2019, 04:13 PM
Windexer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raffish View Post
Did mine a few months back. They were super sloppy and it helped reduce clunking over bumps.

You will need an inner tie rod tool, I borrowed one from a parts store.

The hardest part was crimping the boot ear clamp just because there's not much room, you'll need side crimpers.

I used cheap RA parts that have been fine so far.
When you say sloppy were they actually worn in the ball/cup area, or just very floppy when you removed the outer TRE? I've got mine apart at the moment and the inners "seem" ok but they do move very freely through their range of motion.

2005 WK Limited Hemi, 2" OME lift, header back exhaust, 245/75/R17 MT, Superchips tuned, Roof rack
Windexer is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 10-19-2019, 07:40 PM
Raffish
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: CowTown
Posts: 454
[QUOTE=JeepN_A_CJ7;40770695]Would I be able to use large zip ties instead of the clamps, I find those type of clamps to be a pain and not worth the effort?


Probably..? Not sure how you'd get enough tension though.. don't think there's even enough room to put pliers in it and twist...

I busted the ear clamp that came with it and had to grab another. Parts stores should carry them..

05 WK Limited 5.7, QDII, OME HD, 265/70/17 1.25" Spydertrax, CC, MBRP SS, 250xxxkms
Raffish is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 10-19-2019, 07:42 PM
Raffish
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: CowTown
Posts: 454
When you say sloppy were they actually worn in the ball/cup area, or just very floppy when you removed the outer TRE? I've got mine apart at the moment and the inners "seem" ok but they do move very freely through their range of motion.[/QUOTE]


I didn't notice any real wear it damage,just super floppy.. like lift it up and let go and it drops immediately. New ones are stiff
..

05 WK Limited 5.7, QDII, OME HD, 265/70/17 1.25" Spydertrax, CC, MBRP SS, 250xxxkms
Raffish is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 10-19-2019, 08:49 PM
acabtp
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Denville, NJ
Posts: 355
Garage
seems like the mopar parts for these are discontinued now

did you guys put new boots? if they came with the kits, which brands did you use?

'05 WK Limited 5.7 Hemi
acabtp is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 10-19-2019, 08:52 PM
Rtbrjason
Registered User
 
Rtbrjason's Avatar
2008 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Rochester
Posts: 265
Did both of mine recently. Used a large pipe wrench. One of the boots crimped on no problem and the other didn’t work out. I tried a zip tie twice and it failed in short order both times. Ended up using a regular worm gear hose clamp and it’s held up fine. Used an extension and universal with an 8mm socket to tighten it down.
Rtbrjason is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 10-21-2019, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
JeepN_A_CJ7
Member
 
JeepN_A_CJ7's Avatar
1980 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: San Diego
Posts: 119
Garage
I ordered the cheapest set of inner tie rods from Amazon that came with boots ($23) to get the boots, I couldn't find them sold separately anywhere so I went with that. Yeah, for some reason just buying the new boots by themselves wasn't easy to find.

Forgot to mention that I'm installing Jeeperf's inner's and outer's so I won't have to deal with them ever again.

Quote:
Originally Posted by acabtp View Post
seems like the mopar parts for these are discontinued now

did you guys put new boots? if they came with the kits, which brands did you use?

Always Jeepin!

*2007 WK QDII HEMI
*1980 CJ7 4.2L w/FAST FI

Silver WK Club


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by JeepN_A_CJ7; 10-21-2019 at 04:22 PM. Reason: Added verbage
JeepN_A_CJ7 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome