JeepForum.com - Reply to Topic
Thread: Question About Torquing Tie Rods Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
 
 
   

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










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
09-16-2019 10:15 AM
downs Put jack stands under the axle tube. Weight on front end with out being on the wheels. Not that it matters in the case of the steering. If you were going control arm bushings and whatnot I'd be more worried about it.
09-16-2019 06:00 AM
Becca_78 Thanks! It Seems like it will be easier to get to everything to torque it with no weight on the suspension.
09-03-2019 09:18 AM
2oldjeeps tre are tapered and fit tight into tapered holes. they go only one way. no worry.
they are tight but can be wiggled.
09-03-2019 08:53 AM
Becca_78
Question About Torquing Tie Rods

I’m in the process of changing all four tie rods as well as the drag link, tie rod/adjusting sleeve, and the steering damper on my 96 Cherokee. I have the Jeep jacked up on stands at the frame rails with the suspension hanging, making it much easier to get to everything.

My question is: Can I torque all the tie rods and other parts with no weight on the suspension? I’ve searched and couldn’t find an answer. It seems like it would be fine and the service manuals don’t mention that it has to have weight on it, but I don’t want anything to bind up once I set it back down on the wheels. Also, I’m not sure I can get to the outer tie rods once the wheels are on.

Thanks!

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

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