How to Tell if Your Inner Tie Rod is Bad
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How to Tell if Your Inner Tie Rod is Bad
Tamiya TT-01 Tips/Tricks/Tuning
A few tricks to get your TT-01 up to par. Most of these methods can also be
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Part 1 Installing tie rods on a BMW with rack & pinion, E30, etc.
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In Part-1 of this two part series, we will remove the front steering
tie-rod on a typical BMW with rack and pinion steering. We will be using
an E30 3-series (84-91), but these general procedures will apply to most
models that have the rack and pinion type of steering system. See Part-2
for the installation
The Bentley repair manuals will cover standard tie-rod replacement for the
various BMW and MINI models. This DIY will assume that the DIYer has the
applicable Bentley manual for additional reference as well as fastener
• Tie-Rod (complete, inner & outer)
• Rack boot
• Rack boot clamps (2)
• Tie-rod inner lock plate
• Bentley Repair Manual
* Tie-rod inner end removal tool
* Tie-rod outer end removal tool (press)
* Boot pinch-clamp pliers
* Safe-Grip gloves
* 3/8" drive ratchet or breaker bar (for inner tie-rod end removal tool)
* Various 3/8" and/or 1/2" drive sockets and ratchet (13mm through 22mm,
depending on model)
* Various 13mm through 22mm combination wrenches, depending on model.
* Flat-blade screwdrivers and/or cold-chisels
* Diagonal or end/flush cutters
NOTE: In this DIY, we will be replacing the complete tie-rod assembly (as
opposed to just replacing the inner or outer joint). We find this
preferable as it is typically easier and while only one end (inner or
outer) may be worn-out, the other end is likely near the point of wear-out.
1) Safely raise and support the front of car, with suspension hanging.
2) Remove the wheel.
3) Assemble the outer tie-rod end removal press tool to the outer tie-rod
end. Tighten the pressing bolt on the tool until it is fairly tight. This
may equate to around 50 to 80 ftlbs.
4) If the joint does not pop apart as the press is tightened (step-3),
shock the joint by hitting the tie-rod end with a 2 to 3 lb hammer. This
should pop the joint apart. If not, try more tension on the pressing bolt
and repeat the hammer blow.
5) Remove the clamps on the rack boot, by grasping the "mushroom' pinch
crimp with diagonal or flush/end cutters and twisting/cutting.
6) Pull the boot off the steering rack and outward on the tie-rod, to
expose the inner tie-rod joint.
7) Bend the locking plate tabs away from the flats on the inner joint
8) Use the applicable size thin open-end wrench on the inner joint housing
flats or the inner tie-rod removal tool to loosen and un-thread the inner
tie-rod joint from the end of the steering rack. Remove the tie-rod
assembly and the lock plate.
9) Place the old tie-rod and the new tie-rod assembly on the workbench,
side-by-side. Compare the length from the flat face of the inner joint
housing (where it mates with the end of the rack) to the center of the
outer joint spindle pin. Adjust the new assembly to match the length of
the old assembly. DO NOT adjust to the end of the outer joint housing as
the casings could be of slightly different sizes. Measure/adjust to the
center of the spindle pin.
10) Once adjusted, tighten the adjustment locking clamp or sleeve nut
(depending on the application). This adjustment will allow the vehicle to
be driven until an alignment can be performed (front toe adjustment),
without excessively wearing the tires.
11) Install the new rack boot over the inner tie-rod end and push the boot
down the tie-rod so that it clears the inner joint.
12) Install a new lock-plate on the inner tie-rod end (over the threaded
end). Note the tab that mates into the cut-out in the end of the rack. Be
sure to install the lock-plate so that the tab properly engages into the
13) Thread the inner tie-rod end into the end of the rack. Make sure the
lock-plate tab aligns with the rack's cut-out (as noted in step-12). Use
the thin wrench or the inner tie-rod tool to tighten the tie-rod's inner
end to the rack.
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1999 Civic Power Steering Rack Replacement (Part 1) - EricTheCarGuy
1999 Civic Power Steering Rack Replacement (Part 1) - EricTheCarGuy
This video is a step by step power steering rack replacement on a 1999
Honda Civic. It covers some key tips on power steering rack replacement
that will also apply to other makes. Remember that when doing this job you
will also need to have an alignment done once the job is complete otherwise
you may experience extreme front tire wear. A link to part 2 will be
posted here when it is made live.
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Remove the Steering Rack - AutoZone Car Care
the fourth installment of the AutoZone Complete Car Care - Rack and Pinion
Series, Bruce Bonebrake shows how to remove your vehicle's steering rack.
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How to Fix A Leaking Power Steering Gear (Rack and Pinion) 97 Chrysler Sebring
This vehicle had quite a power steering leak! We cleaned the engine off top
and bottom and used dye to pinpoint the source. It was determined the power
steering gear was leaking out of the upper shaft seal. The gear was
removed, seal replaced and installed back into the vehicle.
The automobile consist of:
• Fuel System: Purpose is to deliver fuel to the engine. It consists of
the fuel tank, pump, gauge/sensor, filter, pressure regulator and
• Air Intake System: Purpose is to clean and direct outside air into the
engine. It consist of air filter, ducts, air plenum and intake manifold.
• Exhaust System: Purpose is to
direct Exhaust gasses out of
combustion out of engine. It consists of the Exhaust manifold, converters, pipes and
• Cooling System: Purpose is to remove excess heat from the engine. It
consists of water pump, hoses, radiator, thermostat, cooling fan and
coolant recovery tank. Also the oil system serves as a cooling system as
well as a lubricating system. It consist of oil pump, pan, filter and
1. Clutch: Purpose is to connect the engine and transmission together. It
consists of clutch drive disc, driven disc, release bearing, clutch fork,
cable, slave cylinder, master cylinder. There are three types of clutch
systems: mechanical, cable and hydraulic.
2. Transmission: Purpose is to match engine speed to road speed. Two types
used are manual or automatic. These consist of gears, linkages, cables and
converters for automatics. A manual is connected to the clutch by a
flywheel and automatic by a flexplate.
3. Driveshaft: Purpose is to connect the transmission to the rear axle. It
consists of a slip yoke, shaft and universal joints.
4. Rear axle differential: Purpose is to change the angle of motion from
engine to the wheels. It also divides torque between the wheels. It
consists of a ring and pinion gear, carrier, bearings, crush sleeve and
5. Wheels/Tires: Purpose is to provide traction to the road as well as
carry the weight of the vehicle.
Vehicle Control Systems:
1. Brakes: Purpose is to slow and stop the vehicle. It consists of master
cylinder, brake Booster (vacuum or
hydraulic), calipers, drums, pads and rotors.
2. Steering: Purpose is to direct vehicle in the required direction.
Consists of steering gear (rack & pinion), steering wheel, column,
inner/outer tie rods, pump, reservoir, hoses and pipes.
3. Suspension: Purpose is to provide stability and handling while also
providing comfort to the ride. Consists of shocks, struts, sway bars, end
links, springs, trailing arms and bushings.
1: Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC): Heats and cools interior
air to passenger comfort. Also circulates outside and inside air.
• Air Conditioning: Consist of condenser, compressor, accumulator
(receiver/dryer) orifice, expansion valve, hoses, evaporator, controls,
actuators and modules.
• Heating: Consists of heater core, valves, hoses and switches.
1. Power Generation: Creates electrical power to run all the electrical
systems. Consists of the alternator.
2. Power storage: Stores unused power to start the car and supply voltage
to the alternator to create more electricity.
• Both systems consist of wiring, harnesses, fuse, relays and modules.