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tie rod replacement
Posted 02 January 2007 - 11:37 PM
Posted 02 January 2007 - 11:45 PM
The inner tie rod end unthreads from the end of the rack.
Pull the boot off of the rack, crank the wheel all the way towards that side, and put a wrench on the inner tie rod end.
Posted 02 January 2007 - 11:48 PM
Posted 03 January 2007 - 03:06 AM
daeron... you hippy...thanks for reading my thread
Posted 03 January 2007 - 03:28 AM
how tough is a rack and pinion set up on an ea82?
Virtually unkillable. Amazing the punishment my lifted wagon's power rack has taken. I tore it down looking for a problem that turned out to be something completely urelated to the rack, and it looked nice inside. Realy simple design too. I doubt you hurt it.
Posted 03 January 2007 - 03:41 AM
When you think about it, a LOT of people off-road in these things, and they don't really talk too much about steering racks.. at all.. I hit a curb and ed a tie rod end a few months back and was asking the same questions about the durability of the steering rack.. its pretty rugged. But easy work to replace. That is nice, because finishing it makes you feel less dumb for having (hit a curb, spun around and hit something, insert reason you feel dumb for having broken this here)
Posted 03 January 2007 - 07:08 AM
highly recommend you get an alignment when you finish getting it swapped out.
Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:55 AM
Posted 03 January 2007 - 03:30 PM
Posted 03 January 2007 - 06:51 PM
some other fallout from this episode- i pushed the car down the road a few blocks before parking it, and with the wheel being cranked over and under power and all, i twisted up my outer cv boot. now both inner and outer are throwing grease, and the stupid thing has only about 5000kms on it.
Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:48 AM
tie rod, ball joint and wheel bearings done during this session. I now posess the 3 Sacred Bushings Of The Axle Replacement.. all hail them.. and The Big Washer too.. beside them I lay the Cut Off 30mm Wrench of the Inner Tie Rod.. all hail the special tools
not to mention a ball joint popper and a banding tool for cv boots. (im taking that back i think).
over all it took too long and was a pain in the rump roast, but my metric setup is refined now, and i learned alot about my car susp. , and steering. the tool selection and general sube knowledge is sinking in. i may try to fab a lift myself now. I'm going to read about it at least.
heating the hub is the business when it comes to those wheel bearings. I like tapered ones better tho'.
i need a mofo digital camera RIGHT NOW! i had a lot of good pic opportunities .
you know, i have to clamp a propane torch in a drum kit stand, and heat the crankcase of my air compressor, so i can get it to generate operating speed without blowing the breaker. that licks balls.
ok thanks for the help. Matt.
ps. Princess Auto is the shizznit! so what if it breaks, they have a no questions asked return policy. and specialty tools? woohoo!
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