Ford Explorer: Power Steering / Removal and Installation - Tie Rod End

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Chassis / Steering System / Power Steering / Removal and Installation - Tie Rod End

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Tie Rod End Remover

Removal

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Remove the wheel and tire.
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
    1. Loosen the tie rod end jam nut.
      Torque: 35 lb.ft (48 Nm)
    1. Remove and discard the outer tie rod end nut.
      Torque: 52 lb.ft (70 Nm)
    1. NOTICE: Do not use a hammer to separate the outer tie-rod end from the wheel spindle or damage to the wheel spindle may result.

      NOTICE: Use care when installing the tie rod separator or damage to the outer tie-rod end boot may occur.

      Separate the outer tie rod end from the wheel knuckle.
      Use the General Equipment: Tie Rod End Remover
  1. NOTE: Count and record the number of turns required to remove the outer tie-rod end for reference during installation.

    Remove the tie-rod end.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Check and if necessary, adjust front toe.
    Refer to: Front Toe Adjustment (204-00 Suspension System - General Information, General Procedures).

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