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tie rod replacement 2006 grand cherokee limited

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tie rod replacement 2006 grand cherokee limited
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.

Here is information on replacing the tie rod end:

 

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  • Loosen the jam nut (3).
  • Remove the outer tie rod end (2) nut (1) from the ball stud.
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    1. Separate the outer tie rod end (3) from the knuckle with Remover 8677 Puller (5).
    2. Unthread the outer tie rod end (3) from the inner tie rod (1). Count the number of turns when removing the tie rod end, This will give a good starting point when reassembling and toe adjustment.

    INSTALLATION - OUTER TIE ROD END

    NOTE: Do not twist the boot at anytime during removal or installation.

    NOTE: Make sure jam nut (3) is installed on inner tie rod end (4) before the outer tie rod end (2) is installed.

     

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  • Thread the outer tie rod end (2) onto the inner tie rod (4), to it's original position.
  • Install the outer tie rod end into the steering knuckle (5) Tighten to 95 Nm (70 ft. lbs.) .
  • Set wheel toe pattern.
  • Tighten jam nut (3) to 75 Nm (55 ft. lbs.).
  • Customer: replied 7 years ago.
    Sorry jeff my mistake,meant inner tie rod ends
    Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.
    Remove the two clamps (1, 3) for the inner tie rod boot (2).
    Remove the boot (2) from the tie rod.

     

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    .Install the Inner Tie Rod Socket 10087- 7 (1) and Inner Tie Rod Adapter Wrench 10087-2 (2) and remove the inner tie rod end.

     

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    Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.
    INSTALL

    1.Apply Mopar® Lock and Seal Adhesive or equivalent thread lock adhesive to the inboard side of the inner tie rod end.
    2.Thread the inner tie rod to the rack and pinion.
    3.Using the Inner Tie Rod Socket 10087- 7 (1) and the Inner Tie Rod Adapter Wrench 10087- 2 (2), tighten the inner tie rod end to 108 N·m (80 ft.lbs.).

     

     

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    NOTE: Lubricant between the boot and tie rod end will allow the toe adjustment procedure without twisting the boot.
    4.Apply a small amount of Mopar® Lubriplate, or equivalent in the recessed area of the inner tie rod where the small end of the boot attaches.
    5.Position the large clamp (1) on the boot (2) and install the boot over the inner tie rod and rack.
    6.Engage the small end of boot (2) in the groove and install the small boot clamp (3).
    7.Using a crimp tool, or equivalent, tighten the large boot clamp (1).

     

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    8.Install the jam nut (3) to the inner tie rod end (4).

    NOTE: The toe adjustment procedure must be performed after installing the outer tie rod.
    9.Install the outer tie rod (2)
    10.After toe adjustment, tighten the jam nut (3) to 75 N·m (55 ft.lbs).

     

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