The tie rod transmits force from the steering center link or the rack gear to the steering knuckle. This will cause the wheel to turn. The outer tie rod end connects with an adjusting sleeve, which allows the length of the tie rod to be adjustable. This adjustment is used to set a vehicle’s alignment angle.
The outer tie rod ends are at the outer end of the tie rods. Near the tire. The inners are at the inner end of the tie rods. Attached to the the center link.
It is the final pivot point that initiates the wheels to turn. The outer tie rod end connects the inner tie rod end to the steering knuckle which turns the wheels of the automobile. The outer tie rod end is named so as it is located farther out from the center of the vehicle than the inner tie rod end. An adjusting sleeve, attached to the outer tie rod end, allows the length of the tie rod to be adjustable.
A faulty outer tie rod end could result in damage to your car's steering mechanism. A worn out outer tie rod end loosens in the knuckle and causes your wheels to play, which would eventually cause the tire to wear. If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, you should consider inspecting your car's outer tie rod ends. At Buy Auto Parts we stock a wide variety of outer tie rod end for every car make and model.
2 Inner Tie Rods
32mm Open End Wrench, OR KD tool # 3312
PB Blaster/CRC Power Lube