Check the 1st gen HOWTO section for a how to on this. It's not bad.
When I did mine, I took off the wipers, cowl grill, strut brace (long piece of metal that goes across from left to right), and the intake pipe until the throttle. Someone here has said that the wipers, cowl grill, do not have to come out. Just the intake pipe has to come out.
in either case, you do what makes you comfortable and give you the most room. The wipers/cowl grills and strut brace are not difficult to remove at all so I would recommend you do those.
After remvoing all this, you can turn the wheel all the way to the right so that the mounting bolts for the tie rod is now very easy to access. In this position, you need a socket wrench to remove the bolts. REMEMBER HOWEVER THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO REMOVE BOTH BOLTS AT THE SAME TIME!! There is a sliding block in the back that will move if no longer held in position by at least one bolt. So what you want to do is loosen both bolts 4 to 5 turns and then take the one that you are doing first all the way out. That will free up one tierod. Depending on the condition of the bushing, you may be able to press it out very easily with a plier. If the condition is good, you can cut the bushing with a knife and then press it out. DO NOT LOOSE THE WASHER THAT IS BETWEEN THE TIEROD AND THE RACK...
After you install the 2 PIECE STYLE REPLACEMENT BUSHING in the tierod, install the tierod back in. Reinstall the bolt (but don't tighten). Then do the other side. REPEAT: DO NOT REMOVE BOTH BOLTS AT THE SAME TIME. After all this, tighten the bolts down. These NEED TO TIGHTEN DOWN GOOD. I don't remember the torque spec but it's around 80 FT-LB I think. You also need to bend the retaining plate's tab down to prevent the bolt from backing itself out.
This is all!
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