Inner tie rods 1999 ford Windstar

Old 08-10-08, 11:27 AM
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How to replace inner tie rods on a 1999 Ford Windstar? Any Helpful Info would be appreciated. Thanks jopcz
Old 08-10-08, 06:30 PM
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I am not able to find any instructions to help you with this task. It should be a pretty cut and dry procedure. Similar to alot of vehicles. There are a couple of special tools required. You may be able to remove the tie rod end with a regular wrench of the correct size, but there is a tool specifically made for this. However, you will need a tool for the clamps on the bellows boot.
Remove the wheel
Loosen the jam nut on the tie rod
Remove the nut holding the outer tie rod end to the spindle
Remove the tie rod from the spindle
Remove the outer tie rod from the inner
Remove the clamps from the bellows boot
Remove the bellows boot from the innter tie rod end
Remove the inner toe rod end (there may be a washer that is bent over the edge of the tie rod end - simply tap the washer back to access the flats of the tie rod)
Reverse this to replace the tie rod end
Remember to count the turns when you remove the outer tie rod end from the inner so that when you put it back together it doesnt wear out your tires before you get an alignment.
Hope this helps ya,

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