car repairs


Question by  Jinxie (15)

What can you tell me about changing a tie rod on a GMC truck?

My tie rods are about to go.


Answer by  Teaberry (846)

Loosen lug nuts and mark the position of tie rod end and adjustment sleeve. Unscrew the tie rod, count how many turns it takes for removal. Transfer the marks.


Answer by  Advisor (1032)

Depending on year and model, you need heavy-duty lift to access from safe distance; this requires professional care. If you are attempting to perform work yourself, have assistance.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Just pull the wheels and hubs then remove the tyrod and put the new one in. Then put the hub back on, then the wheel, then do the other side the very same way.


Answer by  kennethjgoodson (4903)

You can take the inner and outer rod off at the same time with the rod still connected. You can then lay it down on a piece of cardboard and trace it so you can get the best measurement without needing an alignment.


Answer by  rookie105 (823)

remove the cotter pin that locks the nut, remove the nut, loosen the jam nut slightly and hit the side of the tierod till it pops loose, unscrew the tierod


Answer by  randyrobinson2001 (86)

It's pretty easy, just pop the ball ends out and unscrew them, I would highly recommend an alignment afterwards though.


Answer by  Matt67 (112)

count threads before you start, large hammer needed to knock apart, attach new to same thread counts then take it to be aligned

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