How-To: Inner tie rod replacement with part numbers

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Post by SolarYNeon » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:51 am

Does this part work on an 04 SXT?

I need to know this ASAP as i'm shredding my tires as well. Big pain in the butt.

Help! :banghead:

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Post by latief » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:05 am

Yes,

since you have a 2004 - %99 that the problem is NOT your inners, unless you hit a curb or something....

how many miles on your 04?

look for something else like outer tie-rod or ball joint first...even control arm bushings (the first thing to go usually) will affect and ruin your alignment and eat-up your tires....

good luck

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Post by SolarYNeon » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:47 am

I was told by multiple mechanics that it was in fact the inner tie rod. My sister hit a curb when she was driving my car, so I suspect that that's what caused it.

I'll go ahead and order these ASAP.
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Post by SolarYNeon » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:18 pm

So i'm a little confused with the part numbers, I'm going to replace both of the stock tie rods, with the #ev403 firm feel ones. What confuses me, is that the partsamerica site says "Tie Rod End" is this the inner tie rod, or is it the outer tie rod. I need this clarified for me, so I can get this thing fixed. Appreciate it.
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Post by latief » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:58 pm

look at rockauto.com

they have them with pictures....

hope this helps

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Post by SolarYNeon » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:18 pm

awesome! solved my problem! Thank you, happens to be a bit cheaper than everywhere else too.
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Post by latief » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:41 pm

they are the best i have dealt with until now ....!!!

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Post by hybrid-Srt2001 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:08 am

make sure you guys lock tite the threads and really crank them down. mine came loose and almost fell out of the rack.

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Post by anomalous0 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:05 am

I am the thread reanimator muahahahaha. Acutally just wanted to add that I just did this for the second time, and something that will REALLY help you out is the fact that you can fit a pair of vice grips (or in my case an adjustable wrench since I was replacing aftermarket parts) in from above, while sitting to the side of the car. Also, the firm feel inners require the R/T steering rack. If you don't have an R/T, don't get them as they're too long. They don't make the steering feel firm, the rack does. Sorry.
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Post by my87csx481 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:25 am

anomalous0 wrote:I am the thread reanimator muahahahaha. ....SNIP....
grambo....could you please edit your how-to to fix the broken links to photos?

I'd appreciate it....I'm gonna' tear into mine very soon.

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Post by z3roneo » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:50 am

Bringing it back from the dead...

Yea pics are gone.. Anyone save them??
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Post by inthemaking » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:05 pm

So I have most of the same issues... My Inner Tie Rod is all bent to hell. (I smoked a curb in a snow storm) I have the new Tie Rod... But I am having huge troubles getting the damn thing off. I tryed Vise Grips as stated above, but no luck on removing it. As far as putting a new/used steering rack I don't have the tool's to do so. I want to try and not have to remove the K fram if possibe.

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Post by inthemaking » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:12 pm

10in pipe wrench with a cheater bar to get it off

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Post by srtjesse » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:01 am

ok so im a little confused with this do you pull on them till they come off? or are they bolted on and you need the vice grips to turn them im sorry for asking such a dumb question but i just cant seem to understand
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:56 am

They are threaded into the rack. You need to unscrew them.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/ ... 96568_4988_
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Post by srtjesse » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:07 pm

ok cool thanks bro.
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:27 pm

Some time in the (hopefully) near future, I might take my rack apart, and host some pics for this thread...
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Post by srtjesse » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:12 pm

just did mine and i never ever want to do tie rods again lol
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Post by nerox » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:17 am

Replaced my inner yesterday evening, Getting the old one off wasn't such as issue, a big pair of mole grips and negotiating the minimal space had it off in about 10 minutes.

getting the new one off is a bit more tricky, certainly not enough room to get a big adjustable wrench in there to tighten her up.

i'm thinking a crowfoot might be the only option
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