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2018 Ram Rebel 4x4, can you turn your outer tie rod end upside down for clearance issues?

2018 Ram Rebel 4X4 crew cab with lift kit 18 x 12 rims with a negative 44 offset rims slightly rub on tie rod ends
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Outer Tie/Track Rod End Length Difference

Impact of using a shorter/longer outer tie/track rod replacement part? Are there any possible issues/wear on parts by using a part that is 1-2cm longer in length than OEM? Given all other dimensions i....
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Is my Inner Tie Rod bad?

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid with 204k miles. When I drive, there is a very light clunk when I turn the wheel past 10 o'clock or 2 o'clock, and sometimes when I break. I jacked up my front end and ...
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New tie rod ends (spherical) - click when changing direction

So I recently replaced worn tie rod ends (spherical or hiem style) on my 04 Xterra. The old ones were super worn, literally had the bearing rattling in the housing! Now everything is nice and tight, ...
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How to tell if heim joint is worn (tie rods)?

So I have a Total Chaos aftermarket steering system on my Xterra. It's only seen 2 years of use - mostly as a daily driver with a fair bit of logging road washboard driving. Having some knock in my ...
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Torquing tie rod castle nut to proper specification pushes it past cotter pin hole [duplicate]

So I'm replacing the tie rod ends on my 2008 Ford fusion and torquing the castle nut to the proper specification, 37 foot pounds appears like it will push the castle nut past the cotter pin hole. I'm ...
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Why have new inner tie rods made car less fun to drive?

Car is civic vti 99. I have just replaced one steering rack gaiter and both front inner tie rods after the one tie rod was found to be 'loose' while doing the gaiter replacement. Since replacing tie ...
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What is the name of this linkage part?

Car is a honda civic vti 1999 manual. What is the name of this part? I'm pretty sure its called the anti roll bar\sway\stabiliser bar LINKAGE, however if I remember right mechanic kept saying your '...
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Steering problem

So on my 06 chevy impala, i replaced the inner and outer tie rods myself on the front driver side. After i replaced it, the wheel is hard to turn, like if i had no power steering fluid, which i do, ...
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Torque Spec for Tie-Rod end to steering knuckle nut

2006 Buick Lacrosse CXL I'm replacing the outer tie rod. I have been unable to find the torque spec for tightening the castle nut which holds the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Does anyone ...
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Torque specs for Ford Focus inner tie rod

What is the correct torque for the inner tie rod on a 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon?
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Will driving with damaged inner tie rod damage outer ends?

I have a 2002 Ford Focus and both the inner and outer tie rods need replacing. However, I'm on a short deadline because I'm moving at the end of the month and need to get this car working ASAP. I ...
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Is this abnormal tie rod play? (Axial rotation)

I was inspecting my suspension parts and was looking for any play. I'm not sure if this play I found in the tie rod is normal. Basically I can push it a little and I found that the rod would rotate ...
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Inner tie rod "Lock Plate" (Nissan specific?)

So I am trying to install new inner tie rods on my 99 Maxima and I must "cinch" the lock plate back onto a groove on the steering rack. I have no idea how I'm supposed to see the location ...
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Tire alignment Issue

Car: 2006 scion tc So the other day I had a problem, as I was driving, I hit a hard bump, my passenger side tie rod then fell out (I assume it wasn't screwed in correctly from the last time it was ...
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Tie-rod final test

After replacing the tie-rod and bellows boot, the steering wheel was rotated left + right: wheels moved as expected. Is there any other simple test that could / should be done?
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Tie-rod boot replacement

Goal: install tie-rod 'bellows' boot. Having unusual difficulty seating the inner (larger side) boot on the steering assembly. Unable to see and must do it by feel because this Acura only has access ...
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How to properly apply heat to loosen screwed-in outer tie rod

An outer tie rod is bound (screwed into) the inner tie rod as described in this previous posting. I will replace the tie rods, but plan to keep the jam-nut. If I were to apply heat from a propane ...
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Outer Tie-rod removal

UPDATE: Both tie rods were removed by unscrewing the inner tie-rod from vehicle: rotated steering wheel to maximum to improve access removed bellows boot to expose wrench-able area of inner tie rod ...
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Difficulty removing Outer Tie Rod from steering knuckle

On my '95 Acura Integra LS, the driver's side outer tie rod is embedded in the steering knuckle. I am unable to loosen the jam-nut. How do I remove the outer tie rod from the steering knuckle? ...
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