Avalanche, Sierra, Silverado, C&K Series, 1999-2005

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and properly support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove cotter pin (if equipped) and the nut from outer tie rod stud.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the jam nut (2) on the inner tie rod assembly (1).
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the outer tie rod assembly (2) from the steering knuckle using J 24319-01, or equivalent.

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    Fig. Disconnecting the outer tie rod from the steering knuckle

  10.  
  11. Remove the outer tie rod assembly (3) from the inner tie rod assembly (1).

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    Fig. Inner tie rod assembly (1), jam not (2) and outer tie rod assembly (3)

  12.  

To install:

  1. Connect the outer tie rod assembly (3) to the inner tie rod (1). Do not tighten the jam nut (2).
  2.  
  3. Connect the outer tie rod assembly (3) to the steering knuckle.
  4.  
  5. Install outer tie rod nut to the outer tie rod stud (1).
    1. Tighten the outer tie rod nut to 33-37 ft. lbs. (45-50 Nm).
    2.  
    3. If equipped with cotter pin install new cotter pin. If necessary further tighten nut until holes align and install cotter pin.
      NOTE
      If equipped with rack an pinion steering, make sure the rack and pinion boot is not twisted after the toe adjustment.

    4.  

  6.  
  7. Check and adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  8.  
  9. Tighten jam nut (2).
  10.  

  1. Raise and properly support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove cotter pin (if equipped) and the nut from outer tie rod stud.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the jam nut (2) on the inner tie rod assembly (1).
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the outer tie rod assembly (2) from the steering knuckle using J 24319 or equivalent.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Disconnecting the outer tie rod from the steering knuckle

  10.  
  11. Remove the outer tie rod assembly (3) from the inner tie rod assembly (1).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Inner tie rod assembly (1), jam nut (2) and outer tie rod assembly (3)

  12.  

To install:

  1. Connect the outer tie rod assembly (3) to the inner tie rod (1). Do not tighten the jam nut (2).
  2.  
  3. Connect the outer tie rod assembly (3) to the steering knuckle.
  4.  
  5. Install outer tie rod nut to the outer tie rod stud (1).
    1. Tighten the outer tie rod nut to 33-37 ft. lbs. (45-50 Nm) on 2005-06 and 2007 Classic models or 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm) on 2007 models, except Classic.
    2.  
    3. If equipped with cotter pin install new cotter pin. If necessary further tighten nut until holes align and install cotter pin.
      NOTE
      If equipped with rack an pinion steering, make sure the rack and pinion boot is not twisted after the toe adjustment.

    4.  

  6.  
  7. Check and adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  8.  
  9. Tighten jam nut (2).
  10.  

 
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