REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Tie Rod Ends
- Remove and discard the cotter pin and nut from the worn tie rod end ball stud.
- Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle, using Tie Rod End Remover tool 3290-D or equivalent.
- Hold the tie rod end with a wrench, then loosen the tie rod jam nut.
- Note the depth to which the tie rod is located by using the jam nut as a marker, then grip the tie rod with a pair of suitable pliers and remove the tie rod end assembly from the tie rod.
- Clean the tie rod threads. Thread the new tie rod end onto the tie rod to the same depth as the removed tie rod end.
- Make sure the front wheels are pointed straight-ahead, then place the tie rod end stud into the steering spindle.
- Install a new nut on the tie rod end stud. Tighten the nut to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm), then continue tightening until the next castellation on the nut is aligned with the cotter pin hole in the stud. Install a new cotter pin.
- Set the toe to specification. Tighten the jam nut to 35-50 ft. lbs. (47-68 Nm).