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inner tie rod replacement

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Year and Model: 240 DL, 1987
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inner tie rod replacement

Postby pjgdino » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:32 am

I have a 1987 244 DL, My power steering fluid is leaking from the steering rack. I believe it its time to change out the tie rods and tie rod ends. I have the ZF steering rack. I have never done this job before. Does any one know where I can get instructions on how to change these out? My bentley service manual does not cover this. Also if anyone has done this, any advice is more than welcome.
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Year and Model: 940 1994
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Re: inner tie rod replacement

Postby writer100 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:44 pm

Here's my write up of this.


But be advised, new tie rods and tie rod ends will not cure a steering rack leak. Try to use a stop leak first. Make sure that your banjo fittings are tight. If it still leaks, and your tie rods are shot, I recommend getting a rebuilt steering rack, which which replace all of the above in one fell swoop.
1994 Volvo 940: 189,000 miles.
2008 Mustang GT convertible: 10000 miles. The garage queen.

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