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1990 Dodge Caravan Question: what are the steps to replacing the outter tie rod on the left side.

 

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pinkbabie, 3.0L V6, Tacoma, WA, July 17, 2011, 21:23
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the tie rod snapped. can i unscrew this rod and just replace it and if so how can i do this?

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    July 21, 2011, 09:17
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    The tie rod "snapped", was it hit? What caused the part to fail? Address that before any attempt to repair, the tie rods do thread together and the toe angle is adjusted by the length of the inner and outer tie rod assembly.
    changing the outer tie rod end could be a DIY job. The inner tie rod may need special tool to prevent damage to the steering gear. After the parts are replaced the front end alignment needs to be set.
    Thanks,
    Kern
    Kern's Complete Automotive
    253.538.1441

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