Chrysler Neon 1995-1999 Repair Guide

Steering Linkage

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Tie Rod Ends

See Figure 1

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Remove the nut attaching the outer tie rod end to the steering knuckle. The nut is removed by holding the tie rod end stud with an 11 / 32 in. socket while loosening and removing the nut with a wrench.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Hold the tie rod end stud with a proper socket, then remove the nut with a box end wrench

  1. Separate the tie rod end from the steering knuckle using side puller.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Install a side puller on the tie rod end-to-steering knuckle connector ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ... and separate the tie rod end from the steering knuckle

  1. Loosen the inner tie rod-to-outer tie rod jam nut. Thread the jam nut far enough up the inner tie rod to pull the collar away from the outer tie rod end.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Location of the tie rod end jam nut (see arrow)



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