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REPLACE

2000 Mercury Marquis • V8 2WD Automatic • 70,000 miles

Enter your question.2000 mercury grand marquis . How to replace tier rod
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Javi3016
December 5, 2010.



TIE ROD ENDS
Removal
Turn off air suspension switch (if equipped). Raise and support vehicle. Loosen adjusting sleeve clamp bolts. Remove cotter pins and castle nuts from tie rod ends. Using Tie Rod End Remover (T00L-3290-D), remove tie rod ends from steering knuckles. Unscrew tie rod ends from adjusting sleeves, noting number of turns necessary for installation reference.

Installation

1. Apply penetrating oil to clamps, tie rod threads and adjusting sleeves. Wipe threads clean. Lubricate threads with chassis lube. Install adjusting sleeve clamps. Thread tie rod ends same number of turns required during removal.

2. Ensure both ends are equal distance (within 3 threads) into sleeve. Install castle nuts, using NEW cotter pins. Properly position adjusting sleeve clamps. Lower vehicle and adjust toe-in. Tighten tie rod end clamp nuts to specification.

KHLow2008
Dec 5, 2010.