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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    • The Darkness It Consumes Me
      The Darkness It Consumes Me
      That's not ChrisFix

      about 1 hour ago

      Not going to do the front end of my 2008 ram pick up just yet...but I will soon. Thanks for the vid. New Sub

      about 6 hours ago
    • Travis Coleman
      Travis Coleman

      Always clear, precise, and organized. Thanks again, ChrisFix

      about 9 hours ago
    • Thomas L.S.
      Thomas L.S.

      Crude !

      about 10 hours ago
    • Abu Fatima
      Abu Fatima

      I want you to add Arabic translation

      about 11 hours ago
    • Алексей Овсиенко
      Алексей Овсиенко

      одев пластиковую стяжку вмнсто металлического хомута на пыльник рулевой тяги, ты допускаеш попадание влаги под пыльник, что повлечет скорому выходу из строя рулевой тяги и появления корозии на валу рулевой рейки.

      about 1 day ago
    • Sloozen1

      Very good info

      about 1 day ago
    • 978 Eric
      978 Eric

      I used to bring my car to my father in law who i call Jesus Chrysler. Hes just the fucking man. But im going to grow a set of fucking balls and get my hands dirty and fix my whole front suspension and tie rods. Its goin down boi. Thank you CHRIS!!

      about 1 day ago
    • Jarno Saarinen
      Jarno Saarinen

      If the new one is longer wouldn't you count the extra threads and give it that amount of extra turns?

      about 2 days ago
    • gk10002000
      gk10002000 In reply to Jarno Saarinen

      counting threads is OK, but do not solely rely on that.  Better to measure the distances before and then make things the same after.  Get it close and then if you are good you may not even need an alignment.  I have done several jobs like this over the years and only once was an alignment needed and the shop guy was amazed.  I said it is not rocket science to put things back the way they were!  In fact, I probably trust my measurement better than some of the wrench heads I have seen at some tire shops

      about 1 day ago
    • Борис Борис
      Борис Борис

      Втулки стабилизатора нужно поменять!

      about 2 days ago
    • Ty Albert
      Ty Albert

      hey guys

      about 2 days ago
    • gk10002000

      Count threads is nice, but better to make some rough measurements.  Get the positions in the Ends fairly close and get it to an alignment shop.  2 out of 3 times I have done this and got it so close he shop did not need to do an alignment.  One guy was amazed and I said, well, it is not rocket science.  Just measure and replace!  Of course with wear and tear and the suspension hanging, things may vary a bit so do get an alighment

      about 2 days ago
    • gk10002000

      Don't see what the pin does.  I can guess, but don't see what it stops against, i.e. what keeps the rod from spinning out. With the rod connected to the outer tie rod end, nothing is going to be spinning, and if somehow the outer tie rod end popped out of the wheel, the fact the inner tie rod was spinning or unscrewing would be the least of your worries as the steering assembly would already be disconnected from the wheel

      about 2 days ago
    • gk10002000

      good post. thanks

      about 2 days ago
    • gk10002000

      You often do not need that tool.  It depends on the wrench size and space. If you don't jack up the vehicle, you may have some space problem to get the long wrench on there.  Most parts stores will rent you the tool for nothing, autozone for example

      about 2 days ago
    • BoogerRat

      I followed your video and did the passenger side first, it worked great. Did the drivers side and i Can't get tie rod end to line up with the knuckle. I tried several times. I tried using c clamps it didn't work. Any suggestions?

      about 2 days ago
    • abel berenguer
      abel berenguer

      Great job

      about 2 days ago
    • Oni

      Lol idk how youre brokechanic ass has 5.1m subscribers haha

      about 3 days ago
    • ba3a2ed

      Whats wrong with your voice, seems u not well

      about 3 days ago
    • Victor Cordero
      Victor Cordero


      about 3 days ago
    • Raul Guardiola
      Raul Guardiola

      Kick ass video that i learn for free,watching your videos .I no longer have to call my worthless beer drinking uncle for help.

      about 3 days ago
    • Gary Van Dyke
      Gary Van Dyke

      Thank You

      about 4 days ago
    • Greg Bungard
      Greg Bungard

      Chris is the greatest !

      about 4 days ago
    • Greg Spolar
      Greg Spolar

      I just saw this video for the first time. It's ivery informative.

      But, the production values have increased exponentially since then. Your newer videos are far, far more entertaining. You've developed a personal style and even an "on air" personality. They're light years ahead of this. Great job!

      about 4 days ago
    • RedondoBeach2

      9:17 After the inner tie rod is torqued to the specified torque value, how do you adjust the inner tie rod nut in order to align the pin hole with the pin? Do you loosen the inner tie rod nut to get the proper alignment, in which case you have less torque on the nut than specified, or do you tighten further until the pin hole aligns, in which case you will far exceed the specified torque value? Outstanding video, Chris! Keep up the great work.

      about 6 days ago
    • Don Schwartz
      Don Schwartz

      Chris. Another good and helpful video.

      about 6 days ago
    • TopShelfHeat

      What if I don't wanna get my car aligned 😤

      about 7 days ago
    • W.W.
      W.W. In reply to TopShelfHeat

      It's fine...until you have to buy new tires every 3 months

      about 7 days ago
    • عاشق الجنان
      عاشق الجنان

      Good work👍👍

      about 8 days ago
    • Hopeishhh_YT Ismael
      Hopeishhh_YT Ismael

      Muy bien explicado me gusta por eso me subscribí

      about 8 days ago
    • Roy Bateman
      Roy Bateman

      Use BLACK zip ties as they are oil and uv resistant

      about 8 days ago