Mechanics

INNER TIE ROD

2001 Dodge Neon

2001 Dodge Neon

I have a damaged right inner tie rod, I don't see a flat spot on it to use tie rod tool, whats the deal? I have looked at two different tools, they won't work
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Harmon8
August 15, 2008.



Always worked for me


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BMRFIXIT
Aug 15, 2008.
Inner and any rack leaks means a new rack. Here's how.
POWER RACK & PINION -2001 Dodge Neon SE
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RACK & PINION ASSEMBLY

Removal

WARNING: On models with Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), before any repairs are performed, disconnect and isolate battery ground cable. Failure to do so could result in accidental deployment of the air bag and possible personal injury.
1. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable. From inside vehicle, disconnect steering coupler between upper and lower steering column. Raise and support vehicle. 2. Remove front wheels. Remove both outer tie rods from steering knuckles using Tie Rod Separator (MB991113). Disconnect wiring harness from power steering switch. 3. Remove power steering hose bracket from crossmember. Remove power steering hoses from steering gear assembly. For reassembly reference, scribe location of front suspension crossmember to body. 4. Place jack under center of crossmember. Loosen 2 bolts attaching front crossmember to frame. Loosen, but DO NOT remove, 2 bolts attaching rear crossmember to frame.
CAUTION: DO NOT allow steering column to rotate with steering gear removed. Clockspring damage may occur and become inoperative.
NOTE: Anytime steering gear assembly is removed from vehicle, or tie rod ends are loosened, perform front end alignment.
5. While loosening 2 rear crossmember bolts, lower front crossmember enough to allow steering gear to be removed from crossmember. Remove 4 bolts attaching steering assembly to front crossmember. Carefully remove steering gear assembly from crossmember.
Installation
1. To install, reverse removal procedure. Lightly tap front suspension crossmember until it is aligned with scribe mark. Assistance may be needed in vehicle to guide steering coupler onto steering gear. 2. Install right rear crossmember bolt first. This correctly locates crossmember. Tighten crossmember mounting bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. Tighten left front rack and pinion mounting bolt first to properly align steering gear. Add power steering fluid. DO NOT use automatic transmission fluid. Bleed system. Check for fluid leaks. Check and adjust toe-in. See appropriate SPECIFICATIONS & PROCEDURES article in WHEEL ALIGNMENT.

8/15/2008

Merlin2021
Aug 15, 2008.

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Harmon8
Aug 17, 2008.
Did u figure it out?
Need help let us know

BMRFIXIT
Aug 18, 2008.
I found a inner tie rod tool, it has three set screws so it can be tightened on the round style inner tie rods, should work, Thanks

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Harmon8
Aug 18, 2008.
For round style inner tie rods with out flat spot- use LISLE tool-LS46600

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Harmon8
Aug 18, 2008.