Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Re: How to replace inner tie rod ends?
To know if the inner tie rod ends are bad follow this procedure.,.........
Jack up one side of the van so the wheel is off the ground and make sure it is safe. Grab the tire from the outer positions of 9:00 and 3:00 and wiggle with force. If you feel play or looseness, then have an assistant wiggle while you look for the problem. Grab the tie rod end while he wiggles and feel for play.
Do the same for the other side. What's loose?