Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1957-1983 Repair Information

Tie Rod End

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the tie rod assembly



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Fig. Fig. 2: Use a pair of pliers to remove the cotter pin



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the tie rod end retaining nut, then ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... use a puller to separate the tie rod end from the steering arm

  1. Remove the cotter pins and retaining nuts at both ends of the tie rod and from the end of the connecting rod where it attaches to the tie rod.
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  3. Remove the nut attaching the steering damper pushrod to the tie rod bracket and move the damper aside.
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  5. Remove the tie rod ends from the steering arms and connecting rod with a puller.
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  7. Count the number of threads showing on the tie rod before removing the ends, as a guide to installation.
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  9. Loosen the adjusting tube clamp bolts and unthread the ends.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Make sure that you leave the proper number of threads exposed when screwing the tie rod end into place. Torque the tie rod clamp bolts to 35-45 ft. lb. for 7 / 16 in. bolts and 10-15 ft. lb. for 5 / 16 in. bolts. Torque the connecting rod-to-tie rod nut to 40 ft. lb. on 1957-70 models and to 70 ft. lb. on 1971 and later models.
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  13. Adjust toe-in, if necessary.
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