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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-17-2013, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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2006 Colorado crew 4x4 inner tie rod thread size

All parts houses list both 14mm and 16mm, any way to determine before disassembling? It was manufactured 10/05 if that's of any help.
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It seems sometime in the middle of manufacturing the 4X4's in 2006 they switched from 16mm to 14mm

moog gives a VIN number for when the switch occured...

MOOG-ES800643 Front Outer Tie Rod End - 2nd Version with 14mm Threads Made By MOOG

They have two part #'s for the inner... probibly the two different sizes
http://www.moog-suspension-parts.com...oog%2DEV800300

http://www.moog-suspension-parts.com...OOG%2DEV800557

Maybe call Moog with your VIN # and hope they can give you a definate answer

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or just measure the diameter of the tie rods? 14mm is about 9/16 .. 16mm is about 5/8 ..
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Thank you for this post. I recently took my 2006 Chevy Colorado in to be aligned and found out i have to replace all front inner and outer tie rods. My Truck is the 14mm connection, however they were not able to fit the manufacturer GM inner tie rod replacement part to the steering gear. WEIRD! Has anyone else ever had this problem?
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There is a confusing mix of configurations available for tie rods. It appears that there are two different size threads for the inner, a 16mm and an 18mm.
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Back on this site after a number of years overseas, and seems I now own a fixer upper!

Long story short: the boots of the rack and pinion are noticeably greasy (looks like grease coming from inside, possibly the ball and socket?), and both outer tie rods are shot. Everything is still mechanically solid and not making noise (and despite the fact that I gave them beer to help me avoid spending a bunch of $$ on this) my friends are telling me to get ahead of this maintenance. I have 109k miles on my 2006 z71 2wd.

I measured the outer tie rod thread diameter as 14mm, so I have deduced that this means I need to get the rack and pinion that matches. I was wondering if it would be a good idea, or even possible, to upgrade the rack and pinion, and the matching tie rods without modification. Do the different rack and pinion assemblies attach differently? I have read there is some 16mm and 18mm versions? Thanks in advance for the help!

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