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how to repair tie rod ends on a 2006 dodge charger


you can only replace them and

you can only replace them and then you'll need to have it alined.
some might tell you to smack the steering knuckel with a hammer to remove tie rod from it, but i'd say use the correct tool do seperate them, other wise it may hurt the knuckel.
you canrent the tool needed from advanced auto or pep boys.
also do you have any warrenty left on the car?

here's the srevice info., if you want the pics, i can send to a email ad. for you.

Service and Repair

REMOVAL
AWD

Raise and support vehicle.

Remove wheel mounting nuts (3), then front tire and wheel assembly (1).

CAUTION: When loosening jam nut and rotating inner tie rod, use care not to twist bellows at inner tie rod. Remove clamp (2) at inner tie rod and make sure bellows moves freely before rotating inner tie rod.

Loosen tie rod jam nut (1) at outer tie rod (4).

Remove outer tie rod end nut (1) at knuckle (3).

Using Remover (2), Special Tool 9630, separate outer tie rod end (1) from knuckle.
Unthread outer tie rod from inner tie rod. Count number of turns when removing outer tie rod. This will give a good starting point when reassembling and when setting toe.
RWD

Raise and support vehicle.

Remove wheel mounting nuts (3), then front tire and wheel assembly (1).

CAUTION: When loosening jam nut and rotating inner tie rod, use care not to twist bellows at inner tie rod. Remove clamp at inner tie rod and make sure bellows moves freely before rotating inner tie rod.

Loosen tie rod jam nut (3) at outer tie rod (5).
Remove outer tie rod end nut (1) at knuckle (2).

Using Remover (2), Special Tool 9630, separate outer tie rod end (1) from knuckle.
Unthread outer tie rod from inner tie rod. Count number of turns when removing outer tie rod. This will give a good starting point when reassembling and when setting toe.
INSTALLATION
AWD

CAUTION: When rotating inner tie rod, use care not to twist bellows at inner tie rod. Remove clamp (2) at inner tie rod and make sure bellows moves freely before rotating inner tie rod.

Thread outer tie rod (4) onto inner tie rod (3), Install outer tie rod same number of turns as when removed.

Install outer tie rod end (2) into steering knuckle (3). Install and tighten nut (1) to 85 Nm (63 ft. lbs.) torque.

Install tire and wheel assemblies (1). Tighten wheel mounting nuts (3) to 150 Nm (110 ft. lbs.) torque.
Lower vehicle.
Perform wheel alignment setting toe to specifications.

Tighten tie rod jam nut (1) to 75 Nm (55 ft. lbs.) torque.
RWD

CAUTION: When rotating inner tie rod, use care not to twist bellows at inner tie rod. Remove clamp at inner tie rod and make sure bellows moves freely before rotating inner tie rod.

Thread outer tie rod (5) onto inner tie rod (4), Install outer tie rod same number of turns as when removed.
Install outer tie rod end (5) into steering knuckle (2). Install and tighten nut (1) to 85 Nm (63 ft. lbs.) torque.

Install tire and wheel assemblies (1). Tighten wheel mounting nuts (3) to 150 Nm (110 ft. lbs.) torque.
Lower vehicle.
Perform wheel alignment setting toe to specifications.

Tighten tie rod jam nut (3) to 75 Nm (55 ft. lbs.) torque.

hey mws919 If you could

hey mws919

If you could email me the pics on this procedure I would appreciate it
stlkev11@gmx.com


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