S10 Pickup, Sonoma 2000-2004

Tie Rod

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle securely on jackstands. Support the rear axle at a curb height position.
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  3. Remove the following parts from the frame bracket:

    The rear tie rod mounting bolt
     
    The washers
     
    The rear tie rod mounting nut
     

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  5. Remove the following parts from the axle bracket:

    The rear tie rod mounting bolt
     
    The washers
     
    The rear tie rod mounting nut
     

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  7. Remove the rear tie rod.
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To install:

  1. Position the rear tie rod in the frame bracket.

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    Fig. Position the rear tie rod in the axle bracket

  2.  
  3. Loosely install the following parts to the axle bracket:

    The bolt
     
    The washers
     
    The nut
     

  4.  
  5. Position the rear tie rod in the axle bracket.
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  7. Loosely install the following parts to the frame bracket:

    The bolt
     
    The washers
     
    The nut. Tighten the rear tie rod-to-axle bracket nut and tie rod-to-frame bracket nut to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
     

  8.  
  9. Remove the rear axle support.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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