357roaddog: great vid.clearly explained.will help me a lot.
JSBPisgah: Drive carefully to the alignment shop. If the replacement tie rod is not exactly the same as OEM, the counting turns won't work and your toe will be way off, which makes the car track funny. I know this from experience.
roon demahom: Perfect video clips. Excellent presentation. Short & sharp. Easy to understand & very informative theory & practical. Thru my best of experience in this field, I'll give to Mr. Roadragecustons rated nine stars over ten stars. Double thumbs up to Mr. Roadragecustoms. You done a good job. Keep it up your good works & bring out all your best of experience to everybody. Once again thanks for your very useful info.
codenamelibra: Thank you. 3 more related questions please: (1) blue (med) vs red (high) strength lock-tite compound ? (2) impact hammer or no. (3) Typical torque spec for the pinion end of the rod ? I know the knuckle end is 60 ft-lbs. You use "blue" lock-tite in the video; but 1 of 2 tie-rods I bought is Moog and comes with a tiny tube of "red" lock-tite. I don't know if it's expected that I'll be using a breaker-bar vs impact hammer for disassembly again later; Impact might break something ? Thanks.
roadragecustoms: No zerks on these.
codenamelibra: Quick Question Please! WHERE is the GREASE ZERK for the ball & cup assembly ?!! I'm doing mine on an '05 Mercury Grand Marquis. You don't lube 'em at all ?!!! Else it's almost like you're supposed to replace these every 25k miles as a wear item or something.
Joseph Thielman: Thank you for show me how check my lower and upper ball joints I appreciate what you guys doing
Dylan Dolson: Thanks a million man !
Mando Alvarez: I have a 99 prelude and it feels rough when I turn either way. Im thinking I have to replace my whole rack & pinion. Any suggestions? Thanks!
vikram patel: Hi Dave. it's perfect video clip. best viewing angle , best picture quality.. best teacher. Dummy could even become professional to see it. thanks.. 5 star...
5eriyvolk: Quick and to the point.. covering everything.. great video - thanks!
ThumbdownMan: Very good video thumbs up!
DemonLordOdin454: yai it sucked bad. i had replaced the outers but just curbed it and bent the inner. cant believe how much the boots cost. i did a self align but ive got a grinding sound when turning on the same side as the damage.
reddog9401: that sucks,what I did was replace the inner and outer while I am in there.use some heat on that jam nut if your relacing the outer tie rod.heat works wonders
DemonLordOdin454: ill give them both a try. heck the outter tie rod nut was so tight, i had to place the wrench on top and push with my foot.
J Gomez: would this method also apply to my dodge intrepid 1998 se model?
reddog9401: use a big ass wrench,used it on my Silverado you should have enough room to get to it.otherwise rent a inner tie rod tool from autozone
DemonLordOdin454: im gonna be doing this soon, looks like i can use a big wrench to take off the inner tie rod. what size wrench can i use?
NightRush: Yeah dude, very much the same, just take a look yourself.
NightRush: There's something wrong with your steering rack if it's rotating..
roadragecustoms: The rack & pinion isn't a rotating part. Hose clamp should be fine.
ozmedia: I would refrain from using hose clamps on any rotating part of the drive train, axles, drive shafts etc. As it rotates it will throw an imbalance. Used to use hose clamps for balancing old drive shafts, great way to fix a wobbly, vibrating shaft if put in the right spot. Zip ties are light enough they won't change balance.
Colton Specht: would this be relatively the same on a chevy colorado?
johnathan wood: This video helped alot. I used hose clamps on the inside end of the boot. loosening the jamb nut before you take off the outter tie rod end is alot easier. thank you..
johnathan wood: Thanks! I thought I was going to have to remove the whole steering rack. Hey, I wanted to ask... on the inside of the boot, you said to use a zip tie.... would a hose clamp work?
reaperstk209: Thank you for this vid. I thought it was going to be harder than this. This helped alot.
alan8565ify: Awesome video man!
ToyotaTarago1992: TY, I have to do this to my car next week, I was happy to find this video in my first search. sweet, I Subscribed as well, all sites I find helpful and has helped me I always subscribe, my way of saying thanks and maybe you will post more info I can learn from as well. cheers
FirstPlaceDelgado: Awesome video im pumped now!
Dan Chpman: Awesome, Just awesome! Helped me with my 2003 dodge dakota, Had no clue what i was even looking at. Came in, Google, Your video came up. End of the tie rods done and your video was my tutorial! Great job, With work with most if not all rack n pinion setups!
johnkoethler: Very helpful video, thanks a bunch!
dprwilliams: Expensive as f**k eh? Exactly how expensive is f**k? Is your grasp of the English language so infinitesimal that "expensive as f**k" is the best you could come up with?
maximusonline: Looks a lot easy on your video, but daaamn, it is not !!
maximusonline: Pretty nice and clear video,,,,,,but what happened if i donts have that adaptor you used to take off the inner patrt ??
TJinPgh: The tool can be expensive to buy but many auto parts stores have a tool loaner program so you may not need to buy it at all.
20latinking10: when putting the boot back on do you need to apply grease to the inside?
if so what kind?
DarkLinkAD: I just put in a new rack and pinion on a FWD v8 continental.. Suuuuucked.
LIGGITY GIGGITY: yea that tool is expensive as freak. 149 dollars at autozone
AlexzandrSpringvale: Thanks for posting.
matrixownz: where can u buy that tie rod tool
jorgemarr: excellent video thanks for teaching us!
cotaman7: What was the name and numbe of the inner tie rod tool you were using. I have tried three and non of them will fit an Explorer.
summerson1: Will the tool fit over it if the outer tie rod is still on? Mine are seized.
DAVID FERNANDEZ: COOL
ReaperofThoughts: what zip tie?
David Barzaga: This is way too cool.
visigoth2020: thanks...i was about to go and replace the entire tie rod....now ill buy the part and do it my self.....many but many thanks.....real nice video too.....
Denny McCart: thanks
disposablefreedom: Thanks, will do.. :)
TiredOldFart: Ford service manual says to crank the steering to the end and then put an adjustable wrench on the "D" shape of the rack gear for support. So does the package insert that comes with the repair part. The repair part also come with a safety rivet that prevents it from un-threading if the blue thread-lock fails.
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