Chevrolet Nova/ChevyII 1962-1979

Tie-Rod Ends

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 View of the steering linkage mounting



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Fig. Fig. 2 Matchmark the position of the tie-rod ends for installation purposes



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Fig. Fig. 3 Use a pair of pliers to remove the cotter pin ...



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Fig. Fig. 4 ... then, remove the nut from the tie-rod end stud



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Fig. Fig. 5 It may be necessary to use a steering linkage puller to loosen ...



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Fig. Fig. 6 ... then remove the tie-rod end from the steering knuckle



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Fig. Fig. 7 If the tie-rod end is being replaced, loosen the clamp bolts ...



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Fig. Fig. 8 ... then unscrew the tie-rod end

  1. Matchmark the position of the tie-rod end for installation.
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  3. Remove the cotter pins and nuts from the tie-rod end studs.
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  5. Tap on the steering arm near the tierod end (use another hammer as backing) and pull down on the tie-rod, if necessary, to free it.
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  7. Remove the inner stud in the same manner as the outer.
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  9. Loosen the clamp bolts and unscrew the ends if they are being replaced.
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To install:

  1. Lubricate the tie-rod end threads with chassis grease if they were removed. Install each end assembly an equal distance from the sleeve.
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  3. Ensure that the tie-rod end stud threads and nut are clean. Install new seals and install the studs into the steering arms and relay rod.
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  5. Install the stud nuts. Tighten the outer end nut to 35 ft. lbs. and the inner nut to 60 ft. lbs.
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  7. Adjust the toe-in to specifications.
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Before tightening the sleeve clamps, ensure that the clamps are positioned so that the adjusting sleeve slot is covered by the clamp.

 
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