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dogfish246 12-04-2013 03:42 PM

How to change Tie Rods
 
Hey guys,

So here is my latest "How to" automotive video, How to replace inner and outer tie rod ends.
After watching this you should be able to replace the tie rod ends on your car.

Let me know what you think!

If the video was helpful, please "thumbs-up" and/or comment on YouTube (it helps me out). Thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05XOhz67jGA

RoberticusMaximus 12-04-2013 03:57 PM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
nice! i used a zip tie for the inner boot/bellow too haha!

Fordzilla80 12-04-2013 04:01 PM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
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Originally Posted by robertmcclure (Post 1854485)
nice! i used a zip tie for the inner boot/bellow too haha!

You just reminded me that I forgot to do this on my truck. :rolleyes:

RoberticusMaximus 12-04-2013 04:02 PM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
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Originally Posted by Fordzilla80 (Post 1854494)
You just reminded me that I forgot to do this on my truck. :rolleyes:

lolol! good thing it's only been a day's worth of dust :eek:

Fordzilla80 12-04-2013 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by robertmcclure (Post 1854497)
lolol! good thing it's only been a day's worth of dust :eek:

Yea, and now it's getting dark. :rolleyes:

cvar 12-04-2013 04:25 PM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
Well done, Chris! Nice job! Excellent video. Hmm, 300K miles, eh?

Fordzilla80 12-04-2013 05:03 PM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
Who the hell is Chris?

storey618 12-04-2013 05:07 PM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
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Originally Posted by Fordzilla80 (Post 1854624)
Who the hell is Chris?

bahahahahaha

Kunzwerks 12-04-2013 05:31 PM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
Very nice explanation, Mike. Gives me confidence to do my own when the time comes.

Mike69 12-04-2013 06:10 PM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
Very good video Mike. Now I have to check mine to see if they need replacing.

dogfish246 12-04-2013 10:45 PM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
Thanks guys! I love getting feedback! I just updated the video because it had some things I didnt like in it (I said bolt instead of nut a few times, and I messed up editing at one part).

I do my best to produce a quality product so I just had to fix it (it was bothering me lol)

cvar 12-05-2013 12:25 AM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
Yeah, don't sweat it, we understood you perfectly. Very well done!
Funny how at 1:14 you seemed to be pushing your ratchet in the wrong direction, so then you had to get out the breaker bar. Yup, we've all done that, too.

oldcrowalki 12-05-2013 12:31 AM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
Great Job! Doesn't look as hard as I've always imagined it to be. I'm not really an adjustable wrench type guy though. Didn't quite understand at the end about the zip-tie----you can use a regular hose clamp if it's skinny enough, right?

dogfish246 12-05-2013 06:33 AM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
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Originally Posted by cvar (Post 1855756)
Yeah, don't sweat it, we understood you perfectly. Very well done!
Funny how at 1:14 you seemed to be pushing your ratchet in the wrong direction, so then you had to get out the breaker bar. Yup, we've all done that, too.

Haha, exactly... But I cant edit that (maybe I could have put the clip in reverse)... It's tough to get the right shot because you dont realize all the dumb things you do wrong until you have to watch it on film lol...

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Originally Posted by oldcrowalki (Post 1855765)
Great Job! Doesn't look as hard as I've always imagined it to be. I'm not really an adjustable wrench type guy though. Didn't quite understand at the end about the zip-tie----you can use a regular hose clamp if it's skinny enough, right?

Yea, that is what I was trying to say. Was it unclear? What particular part was unclear? You can use a hose-clamp, but most are too wide to fit. The boot kit that comes from the parts stores comes with zip-ties so that is why I went that method. I couldnt find another clamp that would fit.

Prages 12-05-2013 06:43 AM

Re: How to change Tie Rods
 
I watched the video early this morning. Very good job. I understood that you could use a hose clamp instead of a zip tie as long as it's skinny enough.

The whole video was very good, I thought.


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