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How hard is it to replace the inner tie rod ends?

How hard is it to replace the inner tie rod ends?
Do you need a special tool to reach in to get at the nut behind the motor?
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How hard is it to replace the inner tie rod ends?
Do you need a special tool to reach in to get at the nut behind the motor?
You probably don't need to replace the ends, just the bushings. It's not to hard to do, depends really on how far gone the old ones are. When I replaced mine, they were a total bitch to get out so I took the whole tie-rod out of the car and did it on the bench. You need to remove the whiper cowling along with the strut tower brace. After that take the throttle body and intake tubing need to come out. You don't need any special tools to take the nut off.
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You probably don't need to replace the ends, just the bushings. It's not to hard to do, depends really on how far gone the old ones are. When I replaced mine, they were a total bitch to get out so I took the whole tie-rod out of the car and did it on the bench. You need to remove the whiper cowling along with the strut tower brace. After that take the throttle body and intake tubing need to come out. You don't need any special tools to take the nut off.
So this is where they usually go bad? at the bushing?
I've got the motor out, so this will be easy to do! Thanks!
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usually the bushings are just bad. I dont think i've ever heard of anyone on here having to replace the inner tie rods, just the bushings. Well atleast on seconds gens
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Don't mean to jack your thread but I was looking here:
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Which one of those would I get?
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i went with this set, because it came with poly bushings. Whichever you pick, make sure its a two piece design, as the one piece design has to be pressed in.

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i went with this set, because it came with poly bushings. Whichever you pick, make sure its a two piece design, as the one piece design has to be pressed in.
Something's missing?
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Nope everythings there. The other sets just come with new bolts, washers and lockplate. I just used my old ones, when i replaced mines.
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Nope everythings there. The other sets just come with new bolts, washers and lockplate. I just used my old ones, when i replaced mines.
No in your post there's nothing there if you posted a pic or a link.
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Oh, well i was talking about the ones on the top of the list with the blue poly bushings
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Okay, I was gonna ask if anyone made poly bushings, the site doesn't state that and that's what I prefer. Thanks.
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buy moog it's worth the extra money, they last a very long time
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buy moog it's worth the extra money, they last a very long time
The one we're talking about is a Moog and I would only get poly bushings. Moog is always better but cost more some people may not think there's a difference between Moog and a cheaper brand but I assure you that there definitely is.
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wow nice timing on this thread... I just got in my 2 tie rod ends for the trep 2 days ago and was thinking about how hard it was to replace the bushings if i needed to.. But i had them replaced going on 2 years ago along with a reman rack ...
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wow nice timing on this thread... I just got in my 2 tie rod ends for the trep 2 days ago and was thinking about how hard it was to replace the bushings if i needed to.. But i had them replaced going on 2 years ago along with a reman rack ...
That's cheating.....I did the same on one of my other cars, it didn't cost much more (than 2 inner tie rods) for a reman rack and a whole lot easier. Plus I got the rack.
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