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Outer Tie Rod Ends?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Lazzman, August 21, 2006.

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    1. Lazzman

      Lazzman Well-Known Member

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      Before I install the Moog outer Tie Rod ends on my Explorer does anyone know what the torque specs are for the Castle nuts?

      Also how much grease should be pumped in? I have a standard lever action grease gun and am worried that I might break the seal if I pump in to much. Is there an easy way to do this?

      Thanks for any help or advice.
       
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      I've never really used a torque wrench for tie-rod ends. Using a torque wrench could leave the nut in a position where the cotter-pin hole is inaccessible. Then you'd have to back off the nut to line up the hole which would make the torqued value irrelevant.

      It's more a matter of getting a good tight fit on the nut and then lining up the castellations with the cotter-pin hole.

      As far as the grease goes, just give it a few good pumps. You'll know when you've got enough as a fine line of grease will begin oozing out of the joint. That's when you stop.

      Good luck!

      Jeremy
      '97 Eddie Bauer 4.0L SOHC
       
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      I thought you said you were going to sell this truck. If so, why all the work into it?
       
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      Nah, I love this truck. I get frustrated sometimes but it is still my boy. Can't beat it, change something or fix something and its as good as new. :D

      Thanks for all the excellent replies.
       
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      Glad to hear you are keeping it.
       

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