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Outer Tie Rod Ends?

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Old 08-21-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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Outer Tie Rod Ends?

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?

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Old 08-21-2006, 08:46 PM   #2
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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!

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Old 08-21-2006, 09:27 PM   #3
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45-60 ft-lbs
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:32 PM   #4
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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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Old 08-22-2006, 12:42 AM   #5
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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.

Thanks for all the excellent replies.




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Glad to hear you are keeping it.




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