Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Steering Linkage

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Tie Rod Ends

See Figures 1 through 7

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Loosen the jam nut on the steering shaft with an open end wrench



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Fig. Fig. 2: Mark the location of the tie rod end on the steering shaft to ease installation



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Fig. Fig. 3: Use a second wrench to secure the end of the ball joint stud while loosening the retaining nut

  1. Wire brush the threads on the steering shaft (tie rod) and lubricate them with penetrating oil. Loosen the tie rod jam nut. Mark the location of the tie rod end to the threads on the shaft.
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  3. Remove the cotter pin (if equipped) and nut, then press the tie rod end from the steering knuckle with a suitable tie rod end removal tool. If equipped, remove the tie rod end's seal boot heat shield.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Use a ball joint separator tool to separate the tie rod end stud from the steering knuckle



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