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When I went to go change what I thought was an inner tie rod end because it was loose, all I saw was a large brass fitting that the tie rod goes into. So, is this considered am inner tie rod end or part of the tie rod its self? It looks like its part of the whole rod. Anyway, the brass nut thing was loose so when i tightened it there was no play.

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1. Is that considered a tie rod end or is it part of the whole tie rod?

2. Does anyone know the torque rating on how tight I should tighten that brass fitting?

Thanks - Dave
 

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The Tie-rod end (or outer tie-rod) is the piece that is actually attached near the wheel. The inner tie-rod is the bar that threads into the outer tie rod from the steering rack. I don't exactly know how to explain it better without showing pictures...
 

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Yea, I see what you mean. I thought it was a three piece thing, like 2 tie rod ends and the rod it’s self. Well I just tightened it up as hard as I could, all seems well. Thanks.
 

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David_viny said:
Yea, I see what you mean. I thought it was a three piece thing, like 2 tie rod ends and the rod it’s self. Well I just tightened it up as hard as I could, all seems well. Thanks.
You are correct. It goes inner tie-rod end, tie rod, outer tie-rod end.

They are available in only two pieces, though. The inner will come attached to a new tie rod. The outer is replaceable by itself.

Hope this helps.
 
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