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Torque Spec Inner Tie Rod 2004 Camry

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Old 11-26-2016, 01:08 PM
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Default Torque Spec Inner Tie Rod 2004 Camry

Hello All:

I am new to the Forum so please forgive me if this question has been asked before. Tried searching for an answer using the search bar but no joy.

My passenger side front INNER tie rod is shot. Boot all torn up and the car makes a thunking sound when I turn the wheel slightly in certain positions. Pulled on the 9 and 3 o'clock positions of the front right tire with the car on jack stands and it wiggled. It did NOT wiggle when I pulled on it at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions (which is the check for a bad ball joint or so I have been told).

HERE IS MY QUESTION: What is the correct TORQUE SPEC for the inner tie rod for a 2004 Camry after screwing it into the steering?

I have been told the torque spec for the OUTER tie rod is 36 ft/lbs at the castle nut. Can someone confirm this too is correct?

Any pointers/tricks to help me complete this project are also welcome as this is my first attempt at tie rod replacement. Replacing with a Beck/Arnley inner and outer tie rod.

Thanks in advance.

MMA1991
 
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Old 11-26-2016, 01:45 PM
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36 ft/lbs on castle nut. 55 ft/lbs on tie rod inner nut.

When replacing the rod. The adjusted length of the new installed rod rod should be the same the replaced rod. Make any measurements before starting work.

Loosen the tie rod inner nut before undoing the castle nut.

You may need a joint separator to pull the tie rod stud out of the axle assy. If you have a replacement rod. Sometimes pounding on the stud will cause it to break free but the threads may be damaged.

Once done adjusting the tie rod length make sure the boot is not left twisted.
 
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Old 11-26-2016, 01:50 PM
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Thank you Toyomoho. Would you Loc-Tite (blue version) the inner tie rod where it screws into the steering gear?
 
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:13 PM
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No need. With the inner nut torqued (or best you can without a torque wrench) the rod is not going to rotate.
 
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:34 PM
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Thanks...I owe you one.
 
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