See Figures 1 and 2
The Corvette has two tie-rods. Each rod is a three-piece assembly made up of the rod itself and two tie-rod ends. The ends screw onto the rod and are clamped in place. Right- and left-hand threads are used to assist toe-in and centering adjustments. The ends are self-adjusting and, with the exception of periodic lubrication, require no servicing.
ADJUSTMENTS Relay Arm Ball Joint
- Remove the cotter pin and adjust the end plug slot clockwise until the inside springs are bottomed.
- Turn the plug 3 / 4 -turn counterclockwise and reinsert the cotter pin.
- Two-position steering arms permit an adjustment for quicker steering. Do not make this adjustment on Corvettes equipped with power steering, as frame interference will result.
- Disconnect the tie-rod ball joint stud from the steering arm.
- Insert the stud in the forward hole for a quick steering ratio, or the rear hole for a slower ratio.
- Install the nut and cotter pin. Repeat this operation on the opposite side.
- Reset the toe-in after a steering ratio adjustment.