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Car: 2005 Chrysler 300C
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LOL thanks for the reply at the very least. Any idea if it is just as simple as just loosening the two nuts and replacing? Pepper in some swearing of course.
Extraction of the ball joint stud after removal of the nut may require a pickle fork to get the tapered stud out of the hole. Tapping the threaded end of the stud with the nut brought to the end of the stud is an alternative. Don't damage the nut if it needs to be reused on the new stud. Applying some heat to the area surrounding the stud may help too.
All things being equal, count the number of threads exposed along the length of the tierod itself before unscrewing the end. Then thread the new end on and leave the same number of threads exposed. If the replacement end is the same as the original this will get you back to the same toe alignment. To avoid possible excessive tire wear you may want to get an alignment. The only alignment required would be the toe adjustment, so a full blown 4-wheel alignment is not necessary.
2005 300C BRILLIANT BLACK, DRL, Mesh Grill/Vents, Chrome Pillars & Fender Trim, MDS Indicator, Quad Brake Lights, Tinted Windows, De-Molded, K&N Aircharger, 180 T-Stat, Flashing Sidemarkers, Predator Cust. Perf. 93 CAI Tune
1997 MUSTANG COBRA 'VERT, TRIPLE BLACK, Vortech S/C'd., ECT Mod., 4.10 Rear, 18" Saleen Wheels
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