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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Steering Linkage Inner Tie Rod Replacement

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Steering Linkage Inner Tie Rod Replacement

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Preliminary Procedures

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
  2. Remove the steering gear boot. Refer to Steering Gear Boot Replacement.

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Steering Linkage Inner Tie Rod

Caution:

Do not change the steering gear preload adjustment before moving the inner tie rod from the steering gear. Changing the steering gear preload adjustment before moving the inner tie rod could result in damage to the pinion and the steering gear.

Caution:

Refer to Fastener Caution.

Procedure

  1. Place a pipe wrench on the flats of the steering gear rack. Position the pipe wrench between the steering gear housing and the steering linkage inner tie rod housing.
  2. Place a wrench on the flats of the steering linkage inner tie rod housing.
  3. Rotate the steering linkage inner tie rod housing counterclockwise in order to remove the steering linkage inner tie rod from the steering gear rack.
  4. Apply thread locking adhesive to the steering linkage inner tie rod threads prior to installing it to the steering gear rack. Refer to Adhesives, Fluids, Lubricants, and Sealers.
  5. Rotate the steering linkage inner tie rod housing clockwise in order to install the steering linkage inner tie rod to the steering gear rack.
Tighten


100 Y (74 lb ft)

Steering Linkage Inner Tie Rod Inspection
Special Tools GE-8001 Dial Indicator Set For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Note: This inspection procedure does not supersede local government required inspection ...

Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Inspection
Special Tools GE-8001 Dial Indicator Set For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Note: This inspection procedure does not supersede local government required inspection ...

Other materials:

System Operation
The vehicle has a Traction Control System (TCS) and StabiliTrak®, an electronic stability control system. These systems help limit wheel slip and assist the driver in maintaining control, especially on slippery road conditions. TCS activates if it senses that any of the drive wheels are spinni ...

Tire Pressure Monitor System
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses radio and sensor technology to check tire pressure levels. The TPMS sensors monitor the air pressure in your tires and transmit tire pressure readings to a receiver located in the vehicle. Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be check ...

Tire Rotation
In order to equalize wear, rotate the tires at the specified intervals. Also, rotate the tire and wheel assembly whenever you notice uneven tire wear. Radial tires tend to wear faster in the shoulder area, particularly in front positions, due to design. Radial tires in non-drive locations may ...

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