Replace Track Rod End yourself

Changing Track Rod End yourself – manuals and video tutorials

Helpful guides and tips on replacing Track Rod End
Make
Model
Car parts category

Changing Track Rod End: step-by-step guides

Here you will find helpful guides and tips for replacing the Track Rod End on popular car models. Following the professional recommendations of our experts will help you to replace the Track Rod End yourself. Select your car in the selector and download free manuals and videos.
Changing Track Rod End: video tutorials

Most viewed video tutorials on the installation of Track Rod End

  • Universal
    Outer tie rod end replacement diy - online video
    How to replace tie rod end [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]
  • Replacing Track Rod End yourself video instruction on HONDA CR-V
    How to change a tie rod end on HONDA CR-V 2 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How and when to replace Tie rod end BMW 3 (E90): video tutorial
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Remove Outer tie rod online instructions
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on KIA SORENTO BL TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Track Rod End replacement - tips for HONDA
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on HONDA JAZZ 1 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to solve the problem with MITSUBISHI Track rod end ball joint: video guide
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on Mitsubishi Outlander 1 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Outer tie rod end replacement diy - online video
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on OPEL ASTRA H TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Replacing Track Rod End yourself video instruction on RENAULT SCÉNIC
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on RENAULT SCENIC 2 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How and when to replace Tie rod end BMW 3 (E46): video tutorial
    How to change tie rod end BMW E46 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • Remove Outer tie rod online instructions
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on NISSAN X-TRAIL T30 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Track Rod End replacement - tips for VW
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on VW POLO 4 (9N) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • How to solve the problem with BMW Track rod end ball joint: video guide
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on BMW 3 E36 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to change tie rod end / track rod end on BMW X5 E53 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on BMW X5 E53 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to change tie rod end / track rod end on TOYOTA RAV4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on TOYOTA RAV4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to change tie rod end / track rod end on HYUNDAI SANTA FÉ CM TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on HYUNDAI SANTA FÉ CM TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to change tie rod end / track rod end on AUDI A4 B6 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end on AUDI A4 B6 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
Want to get more useful information?

Ask questions or share your repair experience on the car forum. Subscribe to updates so you don't miss out on new guides.

Changing your Track Rod End - best practice guide

Video instructions for changing the Track Rod End – playlist by AUTODOC CLUB

  • Change the Track Rod End yourself – free instructional video
    Play all playlists
    How to change tie rod end / track rod end tutorial | Step-by-step video guide
DIY Track Rod End troubleshooting guide
Advices on car maintenance
  • Tie rod end replacement and many more - free video tips
    4 SIGNS OF A WORN TIE-ROD END | AUTODOC tips
  • Outer tie rod replacement tricks
    How to fix a knocking and creaking suspension | AUTODOC
  • tips for changing Track rod end ball joint
    How to replace the suspension on a BMW E30 Turbo | SUPERCAR AUTODOC
  • Outer tie rod end replacing tips
    How to check the engine cooling fan | AUTODOC tips
Install the AUTODOC CLUB app!
Your personal car expenses manager, maintenance tips, reminders about upcoming appointments and service intervals, DIY repair instructions – all this on your phone.
Instructions for Track Rod End replacement- QR-code scan
Scan

To download the app:

  • - scan the QR code
  • - download from App Store
  • - download from Google Play
Your profile is your personal assistant.

It can track car expenses, keep a car log and replacement schedule, and save favourite materials, notes and documents

Common questions about replacing tie-rod ends

What are the signs of a faulty tie-rod end?

Bad steerability is the first sign of a faulty component. Oversteer or understeer may occur. Roadholding is impaired. The steering wheel wobbles, especially when you drive over bumps and potholes. Crunching and knocking are heard in the front suspension, particularly when turning corners. The steering wheel rotates too far, which means excessive play. In addition, turning it requires more effort than usual.

Can I continue driving with a faulty steering tie-rod end?

Failure of a tie-rod end leads to impaired car handling. In addition, the vehicle behaviour and responsiveness often become unpredictable, which significantly increases the risk of accidents. If you ignore the malfunction for a long time, the ball stud can pop out of its housing. This may result in complete failure of the steering wheel and loss of control of the car, which is very dangerous, especially at high speeds.

Do I need to replace the tie-rod ends in pairs?

Yes, these parts have approximately the same lifespan. Failure of one usually means the other will break down soon, so it makes sense to change both tie-rod ends at once. After replacement, you will also need to have the wheels aligned.