great job my friend but can i make a few comments first i am not a big fan of stricking the top of the outter tie rod you can damage it to were it can distort and not come thru the spindal support i recommend getting a heavy hammer and stricking the spindal support very hard where the tie rods goes thru this will shock the joint lose or get a tie rod joint fork they can be rented from auto zone i also recommend counting the number of threads after the outter tie rod is removed but not the jam nut this will give a point of refferance remember you will have to drive this car to the alingment shop and as for the inner dust boot clamp i have found that a large tie wrap works great it is easyer the get it under the vent tubes and i would coat the new outter tie rod threads with anti sieze compound remmember you will be serviceing these parts again it is always good to have every thing come apart nicely
Great write up!!!!
2005 AWD Dodge Magnum SXT
2008 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee
2002 Dodge Viper R/T
ok here is what happened .rockauto.com told me that rwd tie-rods want fit on awd,jay and dealership told me there is no diff.so i bought em and put em in.here is what i had before
and here is what i put in today
now i dont think my old tie rods were bad...i don't c anything wrong with em,except one outer kinda stocks in one position when u push on it and wont go back in to the center position,the other one goes back in to the center when u push .my mistake was that when u jack the car up u need to put jack under ur control arm i think thats the name ,so u have weight on the wheel,not the frame like i did(thats what the guy at big-o tire told me)they told me that my front rim was bent,i dont c anything wrong with it,so they put it in the back.
now vibrations r gone it drives fine except one thing it feels like something is rubbing on something and it's not constant it has interval of like 2-3 sec,i dont c what that could b,the only thing i can think of is that i had two brand new tires on the back,and now after they switch rims i got one new upfront and one new in the back,gonna drive it like that for awhile and c whats gonna happen i guess.and i decided to buy new set of rims next winter coz what igot on right now is kinda trashed ,ride came with those.
Last edited by haist82; 09-29-2009 at 03:02 PM.
do work son
i took it back to big-o tire and they told me that the tire that they swapped before is making that noise coz my alignment was off before ,and now it's in the back and i can hear it(and before i couldn't hear it coz of the engine noise,i had it up front),i think they r full of shit and just dont wanna say that they dont know what's going on,coz i can feel it not just hear it.
do work son
Nice write up, bean for ya !!!!!!