Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Tie Rod End

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Steering linkage



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the tie rod ends from the steering arms and connecting rod with a puller

  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. Torque the steering damper-to-tie rod nut and the ball stud-to-drag link to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm); ball stud nut-to-the steering knuckle to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
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  13. Adjust toe-in, if necessary.
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