ION 2006-2007

Removal & Installation

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  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the outer tie rod to inner tie rod jam nut.
  6.  
  7. Remove the tie rod to steering knuckle nut and discard.
  8.  
  9. Using the special tool SA91100C, separate the tie rod from the steering knuckle.
  10.  
  11. Remove the outer tie rod from the inner tie rod. Record the number of turns used in removal to aid in the installation.
  12.  
  13. Remove the outer to inner tie rod jam nut and discard.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Thoroughly clean the inner tie rod threads.
  2.  
  3. Install a new outer to inner tie rod jam nut.
  4.  
  5. Thread the outer tie rod onto the inner tie rod using the previously recorded thread count.
  6.  
  7. Install the outer tie rod to the steering knuckle.
  8.  
  9. Install a new outer tie rod nut, and tighten the nut to 18 lb ft+90 degrees (25 Nm+90 degrees).
  10.  
  11. Install the front wheel.
  12.  
  13. Set the toe.
  14.  

 
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