JKU Draglink End Remove and Replace

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okay so our next little job tie rod end

 

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the tie rod end

 

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you can go on the end of the drag link

 

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at the pitman arm or either side of the

 

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tie rod and it’s normally this this part

 

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right here is the same part as the tie

 

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rod end on the driver’s side so it’s a

 

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22 millimeter or 7/8 for this nut and

 

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it’s a 15 millimeter for the adjusting

 

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sleeve which holds this tie rod end to

 

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the actually this is the drag link we’re

 

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replacing a tie rod end to end on the

 

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drag link so this slides into the drag

 

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link and there’s a sleeve which that’s

 

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what this is used for to turn the sleeve

 

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to get the end out it’s a master craft

 

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there’s the part number so this get you

 

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comes with the zerk fitting for to put

 

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grease in goes right there and a cotter

 

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pin to slide in the castle nut so all of

 

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this is going in luke’s Jeep mr. Bennett

 

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and it’s going in right here because

 

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yeah some play in his steering which

 

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also has a rip in the boot

 

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right there

 

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right here so I’m gonna replace it

 

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shouldn’t take too long

 

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she fairly straightforward like I said

 

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22 millimeter or seven ace on top of the

 

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pitman arm up here and these are 15

 

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millimeter which crank this sleeve down

 

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to hold this end into the in the sleeve

 

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and the rest of the sleeve goes onto the

 

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drag link this is also how you adjust

 

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your steering wheel if it’s crooked

 

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you loosen these drive in straight

 

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loosen these and you turn this sleeve

 

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and that will rotate your steering wheel

 

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one direction or the other and you’ll be

 

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able to straighten it out instead of

 

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having to take it to someone pretty

 

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simple all right let’s get started

 

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not usually doesn’t come off that easy

 

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I did not loosen anything yeah these are

 

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a good sign or a bad sign so before that

 

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drops out I’ve got a pickle fork which

 

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that’s what this is and if it just

 

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doesn’t drop out stick this pickle fork

 

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in between the the pitman arm this is

 

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the pitman arm goes up to the steering

 

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box he’s got to drop the pitman arm on

 

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it because it drops it down because of a

 

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lift so you stick this in there and hit

 

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with a hammer and it pops that end out

 

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but before that happens I want to loosen

 

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this other

 

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looks like I need to take this one one

 

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side off

 

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I too for any job whatever

 

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okay so then when you get this loose I’m

 

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gonna get my players a big plier so I

 

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can slide this all the way off here and

 

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then pop this end out of the pitman arm

 

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and then what you want to do to get it

 

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back to a rough basic

 

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steer me set up so that you’re not all

 

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over the road count the number of turns

 

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out that this end comes so you want to

 

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count the number of turns and you want

 

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to put the new one back into the same

 

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number of turns and immediately they’ll

 

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get it aligned

 

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a little bit

 

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enough

 

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here so it’s good this there’s not off

 

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of here there’s a couple different

 

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devices that you can use to pop this end

 

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out like I said before this is a pickle

 

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for that one didn’t work need a bigger

 

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one

 

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no big deal

 

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slides right in there just like that

 

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taking the plane get the wrench on it

 

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we’ll just push it down

 

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yeah it’s always an adventure and

 

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everything you just never know what’s

 

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gonna go right you never know what’s

 

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gonna go wrong but if you have the

 

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correct tools I mean it’s got some

 

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pressure even here pop and it’s just

 

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gonna drop

 

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open

 

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and sure it’s been in here since the

 

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jeep was new

 

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put some pressure on there

 

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it off a little more banging and beaten

 

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and I normally would do but that sucker

 

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was on there alright so this so I can

 

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have up there so you can see it see it’s

 

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loose because this is not tightening it

 

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is not pinching it so what I’m going to

 

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do it some people a stir so it comes

 

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either turner’s if I can turn the new

 

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one in the correct way

 

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the correct

 

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I can also you could also count number

 

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of threads that are left

 

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so

 

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all right so right at the top so we’re

 

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coming out 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

 

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14:15

 

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and

 

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21

 

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to

 

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there’d be 5 and 3/4 some 35 and 3/4

 

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one

 

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who

 

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we

 

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eight

 

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you

 

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thirty five and three-quarters

 

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okay now we got a 35 turns in actually I

 

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went 35 but how you want to measure it

 

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is this is this is an exact position it

 

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was when we dropped it out so what I did

 

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was I turned it in to more because you

 

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want you want this to line up

 

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I went 35 and it wasn’t lined up so I

 

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turned it into more and it lines up

 

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perfectly then we just want to put

 

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Castle not on it

 

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hold it in place this is in place so

 

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it’s got to I’m not sure if you can see

 

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it or not but it’s got two little

 

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nipples one on each side of this so let

 

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you know right where this is supposed to

 

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go it goes right in between those two it

 

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has a square on one side so that it fits

 

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in so that you don’t it doesn’t require

 

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another wrench on the other side to hold

 

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it it’s being held in by the shoulder of

 

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the bolt

 

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you can crank this down now back down

 

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that’s really all there is to it tie

 

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rods are pretty simple it’s no different

 

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than this one right here the process is

 

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no different than this one right here

 

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this is a curved tie rod end and the tie

 

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rod end on the other side of this actual

 

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tie rod for a Jeep it’s pressed in so if

 

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the passenger side tie rod goes on your

 

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Jeep we got it together you’re gonna

 

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spend about 300 bucks just on the the

 

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end of the tie rod because it requires

 

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them this part as well you need to need

 

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to hold tube so

 

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crank that down my elbow says that about

 

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right

 

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that’s good to go

 

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[Music]

 

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Greece wedding

 

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and the crank this down

 

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so you want to crank this down so that

 

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it’s tight but not so tight that you’re

 

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damaging the boot you don’t want to

 

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damage the boot plus you’ve got a castle

 

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nut on top of it now that has a hole in

 

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it and you’ve got to line that up

 

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that you can put those copper canyon

 

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okay so now it’s getting tight you see

 

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the hole right there

 

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voila

 

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take that cotter pin and wrapping around

 

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castle nut best as you can

 

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because that’s what’s gonna hold it from

 

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spinning

 

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so now

 

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you can see that it moves

 

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now this one a bad one

 

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I should not be able to do that now on

 

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my head this should be and if as I go

 

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around I can feel the damage inside

 

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there from this ripped boot so you

 

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should when you get at I ride I should

 

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have showed you before I put it in there

 

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this this bolt this will not move if I

 

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can if you can move it with your hands

 

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then you know it was definitely bad it’s

 

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the only thing left now is put desert

 

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fitting in the bottom requires an 8

 

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millimeter

 

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8 millimeter wrench once you get it

 

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started

 

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also the one that I took out was not

 

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greasable so this one is greasable so on

 

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every oil change and the cat’s gonna

 

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come around if you get a full service or

 

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you can do it go around and hit all the

 

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grease fittings on your suspension ends

 

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see these are stock they don’t have them

 

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either all right so it comes factory

 

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with grease in it

 

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handy-dandy goodies gun pop it on the

 

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joint

 

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squeeze it can you just start seeing

 

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that who would expand which I am that’s

 

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all you need you need to over Greece it

 

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yeah you don’t need Greece shouldn’t

 

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just come out

 

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okay sleep it off like a good mechanic

 

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would we’ve got a greased u-joint sorry

 

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not are you joint drag link and that’s

 

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what this is this is the drag link in

 

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this is the tie rod it’s the tie rod end

 

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right here is the sleeve that gets on

 

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that gets loosened and you turn this

 

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sleeve right here to bring your toe-in

 

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and toe-out when your front end

 

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alignment and that should be it

 

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job done pretty easy not too difficult

 

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hardest part is usually getting this and

 

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separated from the pitman arm you just

 

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have to have the correct tools this is a

 

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pitman arm remover it actually takes the

 

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pitman arm the same way I did this it

 

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takes the pitman arm off of the steering

 

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box sector shaft you want the first one

 

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that I had is for tie rods because it’s

 

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a little bit smaller so this will fit

 

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perfectly through here to get this tire

 

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off of here but since this is an

 

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aftermarket pitman arm it’s a little bit

 

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bigger so I had to use the other one and

 

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that’s it job done somebody probably

 

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charged I see this parts 25 bucks and

 

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three times that so the garage buy

 

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charge of seventy-five bucks for the end

 

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you can get for 25 bucks off a rock auto

 

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probably charge you 30 minutes which is

 

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you know depends on it could be 75 or

 

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100 dollars could be 50 75 bucks you’re

 

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looking at $150 $125 job right here that

 

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I just did for 25 dollars in parts and

 

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that’s why you should

 

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vehicle all right peace out

 

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