Inner tie rod change? - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-04-2016, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Inner tie rod change?

Hey all. I'm getting ready to change outer tie rods, lower ball joint, sway bar end links, sway bar 1.095 bushings, and inner tie rods. Couldn't find any info on inner tie rod replacement in my Haynes manual. Do I need a special tool to replace them? All I have done is replace one end link 3 or 4 years ago. My truck is a Z71 4x4 with 186,000. Any opinions or suggestions would be appreciated as I will be starting this project tonight.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-20-2016, 07:12 PM
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Funny I should have read your post at this moment as I just changed my inner and outer tie rods on both sides. The old right inner tie rod had about 1/8" or more of play and since it will not pass Massachusetts state inspection, I decided to replace them all, and getting a special tool for removing and installing the inner tie rod will help greatly. It's the 1 7/16" for the inside tool The outer tie rods were the original as neither had the Zerk grease fittings. I went to my local Advance Auto parts store and they will let you borrow the tool; with a deposit fee which you will get back when you return it. I went with Moog parts; the outer ones are ES80761 and the inner ones are EV80433. Mine is 2005 GMC Canyon Z71 4x4 with just over 120,000 miles on it. I have the crew cab but I don't think that makes a difference. It took me about 2 hours on each side. The instructions come with the parts and I reused the old inner tie rod boots but used nylon tie wraps instead of the metal band clamps.

Hope this helps.

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