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Replacing Tie Rod Ends?

Hi - I have had a clunk in my front end for a while, which I have narrowed down to an inner tie rod end. I ordered new ones, but I have a question; do you have to remove the outer ends to replce the inners? If so I may go ahead and order the outer ends also.
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No you do not have to remove the outer.
Loosen the lock nut one flat,then unscrew the inner from the rack.
After the inner is loose, unscrew it from the outer.
Move the lock nut back one flat and install the new inner up to it and tighten,holding the lock nut in position.
Screw the inner into the rack and tighten.
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get some new ones with a zerk fitting mine as well
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Hey, thanks for the fast replies! The outer ends seem to be tight, so I'll ride with them for awhile...
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Do you need an alignment after this? If so you might as well replace them all.
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Do you need an alignment after this? If so you might as well replace them all.
Agreed, if your inners are done then your outers likely aren't too far behind. If you're paying for an alignment you may as well get it all done at once!
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Yeah, like leadfoot says, just replace all of them, they aren't too expensive. Count the number of turns it took the get the old ones out and put the new ones in the same number of turns and you will be close. Good luck!
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