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replacing inner tie rods on Ford Ranger

1999 Ford Ranger, 3.0 liter V6, 2 wheel drive, coil spring front suspension.
I plan on replacing the inner tie rods on my Ranger. My question is: Do I have to remove the steering rack, as my Ford factory manual states to change the inner tie rods? It looks to me as if I remove the outer tie rod ends and the boots (bellows) I would have enough room to unscrew the inner tie rods while the rack is still on the truck. Thanks, billj
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I'm with this guy except mine is a 2003 FX4. Any help is appreciated!
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next time i have a ranger up on the rack ill take a look. but go out and try, you may be able to get around with out taking the steering rack off.
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Ya im in this situation also but i need new ones first. Anyone know of any heavy duty aftermarket kits (That wont break ever)
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Ya im in this situation also but i need new ones first. Anyone know of any heavy duty aftermarket kits (That wont break ever)

within the next few weeks i will be converting my inner tie rods to use heims. If i can safely do this to my truck i will be making more and sellign them, but for now another option is camburg's heimed steering.

look at camburg.com
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No you do not have to remove the steering rack to do this.
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Anyone know of anf aftermarket companies and how to put them on though
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How can I get the boot off without taking the rack off? Its right inside of the frame.
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what are heims?

Please forgive my lack of knowledge, but I am rather new at doing my own suspension work. Could someone explain what a heims is. I assume it has to do with the rack and pinion steering(?) Thanks
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you need one of these tools
this one is from matco
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you need one of these tools
this one is from matco
Thats not really a necessity is it?
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if you dont want to use a (gasp) pipe wrench.

once you get the boot off and the outer and jam nut this tool will remove the inner in seconds.
and its the one in my box, along with 50 grand of other assorted crap lol
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