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Inner tie rods
« on: October 10, 2011, 12:25:38 PM »
Dose any one have any directions on how to change out inner tie rods on a 77 cruizer wagon.  LIke if there are special tools or is it some thing that can be done at home.

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Re: Inner tie rods
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 02:23:26 PM »
I was going to change them on my 78 Sedan but couldn't locate them. I have a manual rack though, you may have power steering and they are different.

There is a special socket that goes in the end of the rack far enough to get the tie rod nut, but I haven't located it. I know parts stores that had tool rentals had it available at one time though. Might want to call around.
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Re: Inner tie rods
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 09:04:17 PM »
The correct inner tie rods are Moog EV117 for power racks '74-up & Moog EV102 for manual racks. The EV102's are discontinued but Ebay always has some.
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Re: Inner tie rods
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 03:41:05 AM »
 I just had an inner tie rod replaced on my 78 wagon with ps. I dont think the guy used any special wrench or anything,but it gave him a fit for a while trying to get the new one to thread on.

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Re: Inner tie rods
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011, 09:25:42 PM »
I think there is a pin you need to drill out...I'll check my Ford Manual tomorrow....

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Re: Inner tie rods
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 06:04:39 AM »
I think there is a pin you need to drill out...I'll check my Ford Manual tomorrow....

That roll pin is hardened steel, just tap it out with a pin punch.
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