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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement

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Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement

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Component Name

Preliminary Procedures

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
  2. Remove the front tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.

1

Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Nut

Caution:

Refer to Fastener Caution.

Procedure

Use the EN-45059 meter in order to tighten the outer tie rod nut to the specification.

Tighten


  1. 30 Y (22 lb ft)
  2. 128 degrees

Special Tools

EN-45059 Angle Meter

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

2

Steering Linkage Inner Tie Rod Nut

Procedure

  1. Use paint in order to place match marks on the steering linkage inner tie rod nut and on the steering linkage inner tie rod.
  2. During installation, align the match marks.
  3. Do not tighten the nut during installation. Tighten the nut after adjusting the front toe. Refer to Wheel Alignment - Steering Wheel Angle and/or Front Toe Adjustment.

3

Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod

Caution:

Do not free the ball stud by using a pickle fork or a wedge-type tool. Damage to the seal or bushing may result.

Procedure

  1. Use the CH-161-B puller in order to separate the steering linkage outer tie rod from the steering knuckle.
  2. Inspect the steering linkage inner tie rod for bent or damaged threads.
  3. Clean the tapered surface of the steering knuckle.
  4. After the installation is complete, measure and adjust the front toe. Refer to Wheel Alignment - Steering Wheel Angle and/or Front Toe Adjustment.

Special Tools

CH-161-B Bearing Puller

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

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 ...

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