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how do i replace an inner tie rod end on a 2001 Chevy ...

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how do i replace an inner tie rod end on a 2001 Chevy Silverado?

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2001 Chevrolet silvarado 4.8

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Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Steve replied 11 years ago.

  • Tools Required
  • J 24319-B Universal Steering 9 Linkage Puller
  • J 29193 Steering Linkage Installer (12 mm)

Removal Procedure

Important: Use the J24319-B in order to separate all the tie rods

  1. Raise the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
  2. Remove the nut (2) from the outer tie rod ball stud (3).

  1. Use the d 24319-01 in order to remove the outer tie rod ball stud from the steering knuckle.
  2. Remove the tie rod end from the shaft by loosening the jam nut. Do not reuse the nut.

  1. Remove the outer tie rod end from the relay rod.
  2. Inspect the shaft (6) for bent or damaged threads.
  3. Clean the tapered surface of the steering knuckle (1).

Installation Procedure

  1. Lubricate the tie rod threads faith chassis lubricant. Refer to Fluid and Lubricant Recommendations.
  2. Install the tie rod end (4) to the shaft (6).
  3. Install the outer tie rod ball stud (3) to the steering knuckle (1).

  1. Use the J 29193 in order to install the outer tie rod ball stud.

    • Tighten the J 29193 to 54 Nm (40 ft. lbs.) in order to seat the tapers

  1. Install the new prevailing torque nut (2) to the outer rod ball stud (3).

    • Tighten the new prevailing torque nut (2) to 45 Nm (33 ft. lbs.) .

  1. Adjust the front toe. Refer to Measuring Wheel Alignment.
  2. Tighten the jam nut (57.

    • Tighten the jam nut to 68 Nm (50 ft. lbs.) .

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!

I hope this is helpful; if so, an accept would be most appreciated! thanks!