8-16. TIE ROD END REPLACEMENT
This task covers:
General mechanics tool kit:
autom.otive (Appendix B, Item 1)
Maintenance and repair shop equipment:
automotive (Appendix B, Item 2)
Puller kit (Appendix B, Item 157)
Cotter pin (Appendix G, Item 35)
Front of vehicle raised and supported (para. 8-2).
Remove cotter pin (8), slotted nut (7), and washer (6) from tie rod end (4) and geared hub (5).
Discard cotter pin (8).
Using puller, remove tie rod end (4) from geared hub (51.
Note number of threads exposed on each tie rod end for
installation, Approximately the same number of threads should be
exposed on each tie rod end.
Loosen nut (91, capscrew (31, clamp (2), and tie rod end (4) from adjusting sleeve (1).
Ensure clamp faces halfshaft or damage to equipment may result.
Install tie rod end (4) into sleeve (1) with clamp (21, capscrew (31, and nut (91.
Do not loosen slotted nut to install cotter pin. Doing this may
result in damage to equipment.
2. Install tie rod end
70 lb-R (95 Nom).
(4) on geared hub (5) with washer (6) and slotted nut (71. Tighten slotted nut (7) to
3. Install cotter pin (8) in slotted nut (7).