Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Removal & Installation

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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the front wheels.
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  5. Loosen the tie rod inner jam nut. Mark the location of the nut before removing.

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    Fig. Loosen the tie rod inner jam nut.

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  7. Remove the tie rod-to-knuckle nut and discard.
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  9. Using Special Tool J-24319-B or suitable tie rod puller, separate the tie rod from the steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Separate the tie rod from the steering knuckle using a suitable puller.

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  11. Remove the outer tie rod from the inner tie rod.

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    Fig. Remove the outer tie rod from the inner tie rod.

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To install:

  1. Install the outer tie rod to the inner tie rod.
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  3. Connect the tie rod to the knuckle. Install a new tie rod retention nut and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) plus 90°.
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  5. Install the front wheels.
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  7. Check the wheel alignment.
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