Outer Tie Rod Replacement Tutorial – 850, S70, V70, XC70

MVS Forums moderator Lee tells us how to replace outer tie rods on Volvo’s AWD/FWD cars. Volvo outer tie rod replace DIY

  1. Loosen the jamb nut behind the outer tie rod end.
  2. Remove the nut that holds the bottom of the outer tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
  3. Remove the outer tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Volvo has a special press tool but you can leave the nut on the end of the tie rod end and give it a couple of whacks with a short 5 lb. sledge hammer. It will pop right out.
  4. Remove the outer tie rod end without letting the jamb nut move.
  5. Measure and record the distance from the end of the inner tie rod to the jamb nut. Remove the jamb nut.

Outer Tie Rod Replacement Tutorial – 850, S70, V70, XC70

One Reply to “Outer Tie Rod Replacement Tutorial – 850, S70, V70, XC70”

  1. Replaced the outer tie rods on my 98 s70 last week. Not sure how to torque the nut to the hub assembly without causing the nut to become tight on the threads and cause the ball joint to twist as I continue to tighten. One side I tightened until the ball joint started to spin and now it seems to be freely floating in the knuckly. The other side I used two wrenches to tighten until the nut was flush against the hub assembly and not freely floating. Which is correct? I am noticing that my steering feels less responsive – kind of loose. Any insight would be great. Thanks.

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