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Old 04-04-2019, 01:00 AM   #1
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Inner Tie Rod Help

Any info on replacing inner tie rod?
Person at the tire shop said it was bad on driver's side.
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:28 AM   #2
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Had the same issue on a '00 zx3, I just paid the shop about $100 to do it parts included, don't really remember the price, it's in a bad spot, they had to grind on it so they could put a tool on it to get it off, took them the better part of a day, got my monies worth all things considered
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I watch the video on 1A Auto parts.com and it takes a special tool to release the band on the boot.
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The only 'special' tool needed is to undo the nut where the inner tie rod connects to the steering rack. Unfortunately the factory inner tie rods nut has no wrench flats on it - but all replacement Ford and aftermarket do. If you are dealing with a factory inner tie rod you will need a tool like this:
https://www.amazon.com/WINTOOLS-Inne...a-571637950068

For replacement type inner (with wrench flats) use a tool like this (usually can be rented locally):
https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-45750-I.../dp/B0002SRGFW

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Thanks, but what about the boot?
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The boot just comes off, its easy. I have always then replaced with a new clamp or a heavy duty zip tie. Might not be the OEM ford dealership replacement method but have not had failures or issues.

Have replaced both my SVT and my ZX3 Foci inner tie rods. It's afew hours of work if you have not done it before hand.
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