Chrysler Pacifica Tie Rod Replacement | Happy Wrenching

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Chrysler Pacifica

Tie Rod Replacement

Pacifica made a mistake of head to head against a and I am sad to report that the collision the inner tie rod, rendering the car The damage could have much worse considering there was a metal guard 10 inches after the curb. guide will explain how to go changing both the inner and tie rod. There is plenty of to maneuver and with the proper this repair does not a lot of time.

The guide will the passenger side but the same can also be applied to the driver

Required Parts Tools:

New tie rod kit that includes the tie rod, and all the required clamps. At the time of repair the kit cost $50.

I to use the inner tie rod removal tool Lisle Tool 45750 makes tie rod removal a breeze. You can use a plain wrench, if you can fit it in there.

clamp pinch tool. Not if you are using different style of

Car Specs:

2006 Chrysler

3.5L V6 Engine

33,000 miles

Removing The and Outer Tie Rod Ends

1. Start off by the car on jack stands and removing the

2. Wheel removed. Lot of things on in this photo. Notice the to the inner tie rod. Remove the jam nut with a 22mm wrench, use a wrench to hold the tie rod in place.

up by removing the nut from the outer tie rod I used a big hammer to knock the tie rod out out of the knuckle. Apparently this is not the method of doing it.

If you’re paranoid, get yourself a tie rod tool.

If you are only changing the tie rod then you are pretty much Unscrew the outer tie rod and remove, the number of rotations that it to remove it. You will need number when you reinstall the tie rod.

3. Continue the process by the inner tie rod boot (also a bellow). The boot is held on by a clamp on the outside and an oetiker on the inside. Use a screwdriver to pry the oetiker off.

Don’t forget to disconnect the tube from the boot. everything is disconnected slide the off (may take some

4. Use the tool to unscrew the inner tie rod the steering rack. Place the on the tie rod and slip the tool on. Use a 1/2 inch to unscrew the whole thing.

Chrysler Pacifica

The Inner and Outer Tie Rods

1. the new inner rod and install the plastic restrictor, flat side of facing outward.

2. Apply medium strength thread to the inboard end of the tie rod. Use the tool to in the tie rod. Tighten to 58 lb-ft.

3. Install the new boot (don’t the clamp!). Apply some on the small end of the boot to prevent it bunching up during an alignment. The end of the boot need to be pushed far enough to engage the groove is machined into the inner tie

4. Use the pinch tool to tighten the clamp and finish off by installing the spring clamps.

5. Install the tie rod (with the jam nut going first). Use the number of rotations that you when you removed the tie rod to get the alignment close to the correct specs.

6. Tighten the outer tie rod nut to 35 lb-ft + 180

7. Tighten the jam nut to 55 lb-ft.

8. Install torque to 100 lb-ft. and get an alignment as soon as possible.

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