Tie rod question

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Smatters09
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Tie rod question

Post by Smatters09 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:22 pm

So my 4wd wagon has some inner tie rod play and want to just replace the inners and outers now shopping on rock auto I noticed theres a listing for a 5.37 inch inner and also a 6.3 inch inner idk what I need exactly or if ones for 2wd and ones for 4wd thanks

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Re: Tie rod question

Post by BaileySims » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:19 pm

I looked up on my old orders from rockauto and I have bought the moog 5.37 inner tie rods before. I've got an 84 t4wd.
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Re: Tie rod question

Post by Smatters09 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:01 am

Ok my car doesn't have power steering idk if that makes a difference I noticed it does for the outers but inners idk

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Re: Tie rod question

Post by BaileySims » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:03 am

Ah. My car has power steering. I would assume there would be a differnece there, just not entirely sure what that would be.
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Re: Tie rod question

Post by Smatters09 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:07 am

I mean I guess I could measure them to ha

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Re: Tie rod question

Post by Abletobecain » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:48 am

Inners are the same on all 4wds. I have both power steering and non power steering cars and used the same inners on both.
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Re: Tie rod question

Post by Smatters09 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:02 pm

Sweet then I'll just order them and not worry then thanks for the help 👌

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Re: Tie rod question

Post by Petros » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:39 pm

the inner rod end gets removed and replaced. the outer one includes the arm itself, so it is different length for power steering and non-power steering (I think the power rack is a bit larger so the tie rod length is shorter).

the steering shaft length is also different for power and non power racks, and there was a design change after '84 for crash safety. so you need to choose from four different types of steering shafts. but that does not affect the tie rod ends.
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