Sprinter 2005-2007

Removal & Installation

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Inner Tie Rod End



  1. Remove the outer tie rod end (3) Count the number of turns when removing, this will aid in setting the toe after installation.
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  3. Remove the jam nut (2).
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  5. Remove the clamps (1) for the inner tie rod boot (2).
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  7. Remove the stabilizer bracket clamp bolts (3) from the frame This will allow clearance for the inner tie rod end tool move the stabilizer bar (1) towards the rear of the vehicle.
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  9. Install the special tool No. 10087-1 or No. 10087-4 socket (1) and No. 10087-2 Tube (2) and remove the inner tie rod end.
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To install:

  1. Install the inner tie rod (2) to the rack & pinion (1). Tighten the inner tie rod end with special tool to 85 ft.lbs. (115 Nm).
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  3. Tighten the inner tie rod end using special tool No. 10087- 1 or No. 10087-4 socket (1) and No. 10087-2 tube (2) to 85 ft.lbs. (115 Nm).
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  5. Install the inner tie rod end boot (2) and reclamp (1) to the tie rod and rack.
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  7. Install the jam nut (2) to the inner tie rod end (1).
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  9. Install the outer tie rod (2) the same number of turns when removed.
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  11. Install the stabilizer bracket clamp (2) back into position and tighten the bolts (3) to 43 ft. lbs. (58 N·m).
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  13. Install the front wheels.
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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  17. Perform toe adjustment.
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  19. Tighten the jam nut (2) after toe adjustment. Tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 N·m).
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Outer Tie Rod End



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the front wheels.
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  5. Loosen the jam nut (2).
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  7. Remove the tie rod end retaining nut (4).
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  9. Remove the heat shield (5).
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  11. Separate the tie rod end (2) from the steering knuckle (4) using special tool 9360 (1).
    NOTE
    Count the number of turns when removing this will aid in the installation.

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  13. Remove the outer tie rod end from the inner tie rod end by unscrewing.
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To install:

  1. Install the outer tie rod end by threading it onto the inner tie rod end using the same amount of turns when it was removed.
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  3. Install the outer tie rod end (3) and shield (5) into the steering knuckle (6).
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  5. Tighten the outer tie rod end nut (4). Tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 N·m) Then an additional 60° turn for final.
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  7. Install the front wheels.
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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  11. Perform toe adjustment.
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  13. Tighten the jam nut (2) after toe adjustment. Tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 N·m).
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