Replacing a Rack & Pinion Type Inner Tie Rod DIY
Thanks for watching! Rate & comment on this video, then check out my channel & SUBSCRIBE for more DIY auto repair videos. This is a video showing how to replace an inner tie rod on a rack and pinion equipped vehicle. This on is a 1997 Ford Explorer 2 wheel drive. I made a brief reference to a zip tie on the video & didn't explain myself. I used a zip tie in place of the inner bellows boot clamp on the rack.
Ball Joint Replacement
This video applies to ball-joints that are connected to stamped steel control arms through the use of rivets. GM vans and trucks up to 1995 and the older GM cars like the corvette in the video that have rear wheel drive and that don't have struts. Ball-joints connected to tubular control arms or those that are pressed in require a different procedure and some require replacing the entire control arm(like all newer F150's upper arms). Some have snap-rings on the lower ball-joints that must be removed before pounding them out and a ball-joint press must be used to install the new joints. Finding the torque specification for the bolts is all on you. I found a website for GM specs which is http://www.rockfordcv.com/GM_torque.htm
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Replacing 99 Ford Taurus Ball Joint Detailed How-To DIY
A detailed video on how to go about removing and replacing a worn out ball joint on a 1999 Taurus. Procedure is similar for other years and models like Sable etc.
To keep it under 10 minutes, reassembly was not recorded but is basically the reverse of taking it apart.
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Popping Noise from Strut
There is a strange popping sound coming from my new struts and new bearing plate when I press down on the car. Its worse when going over speed bumps. Sounds like something is going to fall off. I tightened everything and 3 mechanics have tighten things down and it still is like that.
Dodge Ram 1500 Changing out Ball Joints Shocks and Tie Rods
The lower ball joints on the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 are pressed in and a bear to remove. Save some coin and do it yourself. I found no help via the internet and did it on my own. Thought it would be cool to share what I did and maybe help some others. I think the dealership wants upwards of 700 to a thousand bucks, but you can buy the full kit on ebay for $125 delivered and do it yourself!
How to find a bad wheel bearing everytime
This is a simple fool proof way of how to find a bad wheel bearing. This method is better than other methods I've tried, such has shaking the wheel for play.