How to replace tie rod end [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]

How to change track rod end on a car – replacement tutorial
You may need the following:
a new tie rod end
a set of suitable tools
a universal spray cleaner and a wire brush
WD-40 spray
a measuring tool
ball joint puller
torque wrench
Please note!
  • Tie rod ends are pivoting components of the steering system
  • They transmit force to the steering knuckles to turn the wheels
  • Usually, the left and right components mirror each other in design and need to be mounted on the correct side
  • They are not interchangeable
  1. 1.
    How to change Track Rod End - free PDF and video manuals
    Raise the car with a car lift or a jack
    When using a jack you also need to use jack stands
  2. 2.
    How to replace Tie rod end - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Turn the steering wheel as far as it will go to access the tie rod end
  3. 3.
    Outer tie rod replacement on your car: free workshop manuals
    Clean the fasteners connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle and the tie rod
    The tie rod end is additionally secured on the tie rod
    with a clamping boltor a lock nut that prevents the part from self-loosening
  4. 4.
    Changing Track rod end ball joint by yourself
    Remove the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller
  5. 5.
    How to remove Outer tie rod end - online easy-to-follow instructions
    The connection between the tie rod end and the tie rod is adjustable
    How far the tie rod end is screwed onto the threaded portion affects the wheel toe angle
  6. 6.
    How to replace Tie rod end: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Measure the distance from the beginning of the threaded portion on the tie rod to the tie rod end
  7. 7.
    How hard is it to do yourself: Outer tie rod replacement - download illustrated guide
    Maintain this value when installing a new tie rod end
  8. 8.
    Need to know how to renew Track Rod End? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Loosen the additional fastener and unscrew the tie rod end from the tie rod
    AUTODOC experts recommend:
    You can also make a mark on the tie rod to make installing a new tie rod end easier
  9. 9.
    Changing of Tie rod end won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Clean the tie rod end mounting seats with an anti-corrosion agent
  10. 10.
    Outer tie rod replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Install a new tie rod end
  11. 11.
    Replacing Track rod end ball joint on your car by yourself
    Maintain the required length on the tie rod
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