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2008 Volvo XC90, AWD Inner/Outer Tie rod Removal/Replacemen

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo XC90s. The XC90 proved to be very popular, and very good for Volvo's sales numbers, since its introduction in model year 2003 (North America).
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skippyxc90
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2008 Volvo XC90, AWD Inner/Outer Tie rod Removal/Replacemen

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The instruction calls for a counterhold to remove the inner tie rod and I cant even find a place to buy the tool (999 7083). And there is also a limiter?
Inner tie rod limiterpdf.pdf
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Can I just use the tie rod tool from Autozone?


Is there anyone out there who had changed tie rods on a XC90 AWD? Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.
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Re: 2008 Volvo XC90, AWD Inner/Outer Tie rod Removal/Replac

Post by huzzsaba »

not sure how much room is around the inner joint, but you may be able to use a pipe wrench to get off.
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Re: 2008 Volvo XC90, AWD Inner/Outer Tie rod Removal/Replac

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I'm not sure what the counterhold is for. I have a funny feeling that the limiter is holding the inner rod. There's no room for a pipe wrench as the inner rod is right above the subframe.

I'm about to change the struts, spring seats, strut mounts, control arms, ball joints, outer and inner tie rods then take it in for an alignment (I'm not sure yet if I need a new limiter but I might as well buy it too and return if not needed). With money being tight, I just want to save some money so I can eventually change the Nivomat rear shocks ($400 a piece, ouchhhhhhhhh) The last thing I need is to pay so much money on labor how to do the job as it doesn't look that complicated.
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Re: 2008 Volvo XC90, AWD Inner/Outer Tie rod Removal/Replac

Post by jimmy57 »

You may not have limiters in your steering rack. They are there to stop steering range so that wide tires do not hit the inside of wheel housing.
Turn to steering all the way to the side you are working on and it improves access. The inner tie rod can be unscrewed using a crow's foot in the correct size or with a pipe wrench placed at 45 degree angle.
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