not if the bolt has enough threads on it all the way up. if it doesnt id throw a small washer on there, put the nut on then cotter pin it. but now we are talking about something 4 months ago almost lol
Thank you for this. I've been searching for detailed instructions for tie rod replacement. This is really a big help.Tools Needed:
Breaker Bar (optional)
Tie Rod End Separator (pickle fork, ball joint remover, etc)
2 cotter pins
Tie Rod Ends P/N: 53541-S5A-003
Tie Rod End Lock Nut P/N: 94030-10080
1. Loosen the lug nuts of the front wheels and jack up the car. Place the car on jack stands and remove the wheels.
2. Measure the distance from the tie rod end to the end of the tie rod threading so you can return the tie rod end closest to its original setting.
3. Spray the lock nut and tie rod end with PBBlaster or another penetrating oil. Let it sit for a few minutes.
4. Loosen the lock nut on the tie rod by turning it clockwise.
5. Remove the cotter pin from the tie rod end.
6. Remove the 17mm lock nut from the tie rod end.
7. Remove the tie rod end from the pitman arm.
8. Unscrew the tie rod end. You may need to hold the tie rod with a wrench if it is rusted on.
8. Screw on the new tie rod.
9. Replace the tie rod end in the pitman arm (may need to apply pressure with a scissor jack) and torque the 17mm lock nut to 33ft/lbs.
10. Install a new cotter pin.
11. Adjust the toe so the tie rod end is close to the distance you measured earlier. Turn the tie rod counter clockwise for more toe out, clockwise for toe in. Really tighten down the lock nut!
12. Replace the wheels and torque them to the correct specs.
13. Remove jack stands and lower the car.
14. You will most likely need a toe adjustment.