2006 Chrysler Pacifica TIE ROD

Tiny
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  • 2006 CHRYSLER PACIFICA

Suspension problem
2006 Chrysler Pacifica 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 15,000 miles

Mechanic says tie rod is wornand needs to be replaced. With the car raised, the wheel is looose and can be moved side to side. Is this possible or is this really a loose wheel bearing?

Frank

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 AT 4:03 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

This is possible with a badly worn tie rod end, you will see the movement worth in the rod end if it is badly worn, normally a tie rod end is tested with the weight on the ground, if you are concerned, get a second opinion before committing to any work done.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 AT 5:42 AM
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Hello .. thanks for the donation .. much appreciated

I think the Tie Rod is probably your fault ... you generally test for play in the wheel bearing with a rocking motion from top to bottom of the wheel ..

TIE ROD - OUTER
REMOVAL
Place front wheels of vehicle in STRAIGHT-AHEAD position.
Raise and support vehicle. (Refer to LUBRICATION & MAINTENANCE/HOISTING - STANDARD PROCEDURE)
Remove front tire and wheel assembly. (Refer to TIRES/WHEELS - REMOVAL)
Loosen tie rod jam nut. See Fig. 34.
Fig. 34: Tie Rod Attachment
Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORP.
1 - STEERING KNUCKLE
2 - JAM NUT (TIE ROD ADJUSTMENT)
3 - INNER TIE ROD SERRATIONS
4 - OUTER TIE ROD
5 - NUT


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Remove nut attaching outer tie rod to steering knuckle by holding tie rod end stud stationary while loosening and removing nut with a wrench.
Remove outer tie rod end from steering knuckle using Remover, Special Tool C-3894-A. See Fig. 35.
Fig. 35: Using C-3894-A to Release Tie Rod
Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORP.
1 - PULLER C-3894-A
2 - OUTER TIE ROD
3 - STEERING KNUCKLE
4 - TIE ROD STUD


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Remove outer tie rod from inner tie rod threads. Count how many rotations it takes to remove outer tie rod for installation reference.
INSTALLATION
Install outer tie rod onto inner tie rod threads. As outer tie rod is installed, count out same number rotations as were counted on tie rod removal. This will get toe setting somewhat close to specifications before vehicle is aligned at end of this procedure.
Install outer tie rod to steering knuckle. See Fig. 34. Start NEW nut onto stud of outer tie rod by hand. While holding stud stationary using a socket, tighten nut. Using a crowfoot wrench on a torque wrench, tighten nut to 47 N.m (35 ft. lbs.), then turn nut an additional 1/2 (180 ) turn after that torque is met.
Snug tie rod jam nut. Do not fully tighten at this time. Tighten tie rod jam nuts to specifications while performing wheel alignment at end of this procedure.
Install tire and wheel assembly (Refer to TIRES/WHEELS - INSTALLATION) . Tighten wheel mounting nuts to 135 N.m (100 ft. lbs.).
Lower vehicle.
Perform wheel alignment setting toe to specifications. (Refer to SUSPENSION/WHEEL ALIGNMENT - STANDARD PROCEDURE)

Hope this help .. let me know


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