Inner tie rod replacement - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-26-2014, 01:50 AM   #1
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 1,990
Total Cats: 9
Default Inner tie rod replacement

I have a complete steering rack with inner and outer tie rods. Is a crow foot required to remove the inner from the steering rack or just crescent wrench it? Any tips on doing this?

Last edited by kenzo42; 04-26-2014 at 02:16 AM.
kenzo42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 03:09 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 95
Total Cats: 1
Default

I've used just a crescent wrench to remove them, worked fine for me.
AdrianD2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 09:03 AM   #3
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,524
Total Cats: 27
Default

Use some locktite on the threads when you reinstall it onto the rack.
flounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:08 PM   #4
atl
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: atlanta ga
Posts: 77
Total Cats: -58
Default

do yourself and the next person to work on the suspension, use blue locktite
atl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:30 PM   #5
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,524
Total Cats: 27
Default

Red is actually recommended and most often will come in the box of the replacement part. Just don't tighten the **** out of it and it won't take a lot of torque to break it loose.
flounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 04:33 PM   #6
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Tucson, Az
Posts: 514
Total Cats: 33
Default

Why is loctite needed? Are those retaining washers I just spent $4/each on totally useless?
TheScaryOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 05:26 PM   #7
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,524
Total Cats: 27
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheScaryOne View Post
Why is loctite needed? Are those retaining washers I just spent $4/each on totally useless?
Yes.
flounder is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 57 07-19-2017 05:11 PM
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump $50 lsc224 Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 10:17 AM
Odd Steering issue interestedofold Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 09-29-2015 02:42 PM
Bp/b6 Scat H beam rods Dparks7 Miata parts for sale/trade 1 09-28-2015 10:49 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:26 AM.