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Removal Procedure Important: Use the J24319-B in order to separate all the tie rods
That is the procedure as printed in the service manual for the truck. It is important to note that after tie rod replacement, a wheel alignment is required, as this procedure will change toe adjustment, which willresult in poor handling and unusual tire wear if not adjuated back into specs with a wheel alignment.
You should also consider installing a good quality steering part, such as an OE GM or AC-Delco. Some discount auto store steering parts are not of the same quality and made to factory specs; having one fail in service would NOT be a fun experience!
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