Toyota Celica/Supra 1971-1985 Repair Guide

Tie Rod End

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4



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Fig. Fig. 1: Common steering linkage components-except rack and pinion



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Fig. Fig. 2: Separate the tie rod ends with a rod puller



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Fig. Fig. 3: Matchmark the position of the tie rod



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Fig. Fig. 4: Measure the length and be sure to position the tie rod properly

  1. Scribe alignment marks on the tie rod and rack end (rack and pinion cars only).
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  3. Working at the steering knuckle arm, pull out the cotter pin and then remove the castellated nut.
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  5. Using a tie rod end puller, disconnect the tie rod from the steering knuckle arm.
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  7. Repeat the first two steps on the other end of the tie rod (where it attaches to the relay rod).
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To install:
  1. On the non-rack and pinion cars, turn the tie rods in their adjusting tubes until they are of equal lengths. They should be approximately 12.60 inch long.
    1. Turn the tie rod ends so that they cross at 90°deg;. Tighten the adjusting tube clamps so that they lock the ends in position.
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    3. Connect the tie rods and tighten the nuts to 37-50 ft. lbs. (50-67 Nm).
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    5. Check the toe. Adjust if necessary.
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  3. On the rack and pinion cars align the alignment marks on the tie rod and rack end.
    1. Install the tie rod end.
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    3. Tighten the nuts to 11-14 ft. lbs. (14-18 Nm) on models through 1983, and 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) on 1984-85 models.
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