How to replace inner and outer tie rods. This video will show you in depth how to change the inner and outer tie rods of your car or truck. You need a special tool, an inner tie rod end tool, to complete the job (this can be rented for free at your local parts store). The job straight forward and anyone with basic tools can do it!

Inexpensive tie rods:
Tie rod tool I used:
Inexpensive Tie Rod Tool:
Torque Wrench I used:

How to check to see if your tie rod is bad:
Tie Rod End Cutaway:

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    • Renato Valencia
      Renato Valencia

      Rod rod rod tang ina mo.. Pinagmamalaki mo pa tattoo mo galing kulungan. Hayop ka.

      about 19 hours ago
    • Mark

      I would of cracked off the Tie rod nut before the track rod end castle nut. As can be seized. Other than that fair play mate 👍

      about 20 hours ago
    • RAHRAH807
      RAHRAH807 In reply to Mark

      Mark torch the shit out of it always works

      about 4 hours ago
    • thanuja ranasinghe
      thanuja ranasinghe

      hi chris.. i feel loosed your energy in thids video..

      about 22 hours ago
    • Alejandro Del Ángel Santiago
      Alejandro Del Ángel Santiago

      Todos tus vídeos son excelentes, muy buena la explicación

      about 1 day ago
    • Weaver D2nd
      Weaver D2nd

      I clicked on this not realizing it was Chrisfix.. than I noticed the voice. Just blew my mind.

      about 1 day ago
    • Ramon Vasquez
      Ramon Vasquez

      What kind of grease do you use?

      about 2 days ago
    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix In reply to Ramon Vasquez

      Chassis grease. I think I lined it in the description.

      about 2 days ago
    • Jesus Urena
      Jesus Urena

      Bro hope everyone is well but where is that Energy that you have doing you’re videos bro I don’t like to hear you like this bro

      about 2 days ago
    • yosoyelcorrido

      Very well explained! Thanks and blessings

      about 3 days ago
    • BIG JOE
      BIG JOE

      So inner tie rod supposed to have a little play room bro ???

      about 3 days ago
    • BIG JOE
      BIG JOE

      My tie rod has very very small slight a knock when i wiggle that bad ??

      about 3 days ago
    • Jeremy Dunn
      Jeremy Dunn

      I'm changing my racnpinion. Had to cut off outer tie rod ends could not get them off. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

      about 3 days ago
    • georgio plandor
      georgio plandor

      What kind of car

      about 4 days ago
    • Kyle Woodward
      Kyle Woodward

      Chris does seem alittle depressed sounding back now he's got the BANK. That turned his frown right upside

      about 5 days ago
    • Tony Howell
      Tony Howell

      Use the metal zip ties. Then you don't have to worry about the plastic ones wearing out and cracking.etc.

      about 5 days ago
    • P Miller
      P Miller In reply to Tony Howell

      aka Ty-rap's. Lol. Had someone teach me that. A ziptie has a plastic insert for the locking mechanism, and a Ty-rap has a metal insert for the locking mechanism. If you are applying "zipties" in the cold, they are very brittle. So the Ty-Rap is the better bet if it's below freezing.

      about 2 days ago
    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix In reply to Tony Howell

      Thanks for the tip!

      about 5 days ago
    • Vital Signs
      Vital Signs

      Cleanest easiest front end,I've EVER seen to work on.

      about 6 days ago
    • lennonpolo

      Do not use WD40 on rubber!

      about 6 days ago
    • Harold Bosch
      Harold Bosch

      Thank you so much brother!!

      about 6 days ago
    • Eric Covington
      Eric Covington

      These are the best how to videos - period. Really appreciated the time you take to make these.

      about 6 days ago
    • ahmed Ben Ayad
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      about 6 days ago
    • Chase Chauvin New Orleans
      Chase Chauvin New Orleans

      My 09 g6 inner tie rod had fluid in the boot..i guess the rack and pinion are going out..but my power steering fluid is full so I'm gonna keep driving it as long as the fluid is that ok to do ?????

      about 7 days ago
    • vator exca05
      vator exca05

      Is this prettt much universal for most cars, i got a 2010 fordfusion, need to change

      about 7 days ago
    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix In reply to vator exca05

      Correct. I also change it in a honda here if you want to watch:

      about 7 days ago
    • taalf thorpe
      taalf thorpe

      Add a note to grease while suspension is lowered, that way you don't put to much grease in and rupture a boot. I am replacing tie rod ends this weekend because of that mistake 3 years ago. I would of got a lot more out of them had I knew.

      about 8 days ago
    • J B
      J B

      This is a great video. Good camera views! One question: Does the pin for the inner tie rod come with new part?

      about 8 days ago
    • Olanda Wiley
      Olanda Wiley

      Good job you just taught me a lot

      about 8 days ago
    • Travis Brown
      Travis Brown

      Yes! Feeling confident and inspired now; Gonna give this a go today 👍🏻

      about 9 days ago
    • Gaming King
      Gaming King

      I am a junior mechanic

      about 9 days ago
    • Anthony Stewart
      Anthony Stewart

      Nice quality video. Very useful.

      about 10 days ago
    • Catherine sanders
      Catherine sanders

      How I wish I could do this the dealership quoted me $2177 for ball joints tie rods and a wheel alignment and I can't afford it I just really need a miracle right now so I can continue to get to work.

      about 11 days ago
    • Bobby Digital
      Bobby Digital

      I replaced both my inner and outer tie rod ends on my truck over the weekend and for the inner tie rod, I just used a pipe wrench to loosen that bolt. It worked great! But man! Once I was done, the alignment was way off! Lol!

      about 12 days ago
    • Jason Robinson
      Jason Robinson

      I would use a hose clamp . My first car was a 1986 Chevy cavalier the boat came off the rack and was leaking so I used a hose clamp to fix.

      about 12 days ago