How to remove inner tie rod on a car
Removing the inner tie rod on a car is easy and in average takes a DIYer about an hour. It requires that you remove the front wheel, disconnects the outer tie rod and then replaces the inner tie rod. Instructions on how to use an inner tie rod removal tool are found in the video below.Back to top
1. Symptoms of bad inner tie rod
- Noise when turning
- Shaking at high speed
- Can also be caused by unbalanced wheels
- Loose steering feeling
- Vehicle won't return to center
2. How do you know if inner tie rods are bad
- Jack up the car on one side.
- Grap your wheel at 3 and 9 o'clock.
- Try to move the wheel in and out.
- If you notice any movement at the inner tie rod boot / inner tie rod that means there is excessive wear at the inner tie rod.
3. How to change inner tie rod
What you will need
- Tie rod removal tool
- Check out this article we wrote on choosing the best inner tie rod removal tool
- New Inner Tie Rod
- Why buy a new inner tie rod at the dealer for $100? A new inner tie rod can be purchased online at the fraction on dealer price. Find the right inner tie rod for your car here: Inner Tie Rod prices.
If you have never replaced the inner tie rods on a car, you may be nervous about the procedure on how to remove the inner tie rod. Don't worry because it is easier than you think to remove the inner tie rod.
- Park your car on a level surface.
- Jack up the front tire.
- Place jack stands to support the car.
- Disconnect the inner tie rod from the outer tie rod.
- Remove the boot from the inner tie rod.
- Remove the inner tie rod using the inner tie rod too.
- Reinstall the inner tie rod in reverse order.
- Reinstall the outer tie rod and lower the car.
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