Mechanics

TIE ROD ENDS

2004 Saturn Ion

Suspension problem
2004 Saturn Ion 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 62400 miles

I fixed a wrecked ion. The passenger side front wheel bows in at the top.I went to get it aligned and they said the tie rod end was bent on the passenger side. What does this part look like and how can I fix it myself. Money's a little tight, that's why I got a wrecked car and fixed it. Thanks
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Raceguy06
January 13, 2008.



Don't know which is bent, but I'll bet it's the inner! You need an inner tie rod tool...then you must disconnect, and unscrew the outer, then remove the dust boot, then unscrew the inner, reverse to install new one...


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Tie_Rod_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Rack_1.jpg


The bottom one shows the inner, installed on the rack! Top is the outer..

Merlin2021
Jan 13, 2008.