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PostSubject: Replacing Tie Rod Ends   Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:59 am

I purchased the inner and outer tie-rod ends for the drivers side and wanted to know if on installation can you measure the old one and adjust the new one to the same size and re-install? Wanted to avoid an alignment.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing Tie Rod Ends   Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:09 am

You can measure and get it very close. It may not be perfect though.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing Tie Rod Ends   Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:12 pm

Best bet is to:

1) Mark the old ones before removing them. Such as white out on the exposed threads.
2) Pop them out without touching the adjuster sleeve.
3) Double check your marks to make sure they haven't adjusted in or out during removal.
4) Assemble the new ones next to the old ones to ensure the exact same length with equal threading on both ends.
5) Mark them like you did the old ones.
6) Install
7) Check your markings to ensure that they haven't adjusted during install.

That method is as close to original specs as you are going to get without talking to someone much smarter than me Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing Tie Rod Ends   Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:05 pm

That sounds easy enough. I did not get the adj nut/turnbuckle along with the ends, I'm thinking it should be pretty square. I grabbed both (inner and outer) thinking to changed both, for shits and grins, only the outer is gone.
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