GM: Electra/Park Avenue/Ninety-Eight 1990-1993

Outer Tie Rod End

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Fig. Fig. 1 Outer tie rod

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the cotter pin and loosen the jam nut from the outer tie rod end.
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  5. Disconnect the outer tie rod end from the steering knuckle, using a taper breaker.
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  7. Matchmark the threads and unscrew the outer tie rod end from the inner tie rod. Remove the tie rod end.
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To install:

  1. Install the tie rod end to the matchmarks on the inner tie rod. Tighten the hex nut to 35-45 ft. lbs. (47-61 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Connect the outer tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the jam nut on the outer tie rod end to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm). Tighten as needed in order to install a new cotter pin.
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  7. Lower the vehicle.
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  9. Have the toe professionally set if desired.
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