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2004 Tahoe: 4WD..tie rod..a torque wrench required

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2004 Tahoe, 4WD: How is right inner tie rod replace? Any special tools required? Is a torque wrench required?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Randall C replied 4 years ago.
Hello, Yes, you will need some special tools. the outer end muct com off first requiring a "pickle fork" to separate the outer end. Once separated, you, will unscrew the outer end, remove the locknut, then unclamp the rubber boot. Slide boot off inner end then... there is a tool which looks like a long tube. It slides over inner end and grabs the special nut holding inner end to rack. You then unscrew the inner end counter clockwise to remove, the tools are normally available at most parts stores. Some rent the tools. You would ask for inner tie rod end tool and a tie rod end "pickle fork" which is a type of wedge tool to pop off the outer end. An alignment is required after you do either end
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Expert:  Randall C replied 4 years ago.
Should toque out end to spindle at 37 ft lbs but.. as long as good and tight, you will be ok
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