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2000 base deville 275 hp
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i know my caddy needs outer rod ends and i want to do them myself how tuff a job is it?
how do you test the inner rods?
what tools would be needed?
 

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09 1SG STS4 & Subie CrossTrek (retired 03 DeVille & 05 V6 SRX4)
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It's fairly easy job, It's just like changing the break pads with couple more steps.
 

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98 Deville, '15 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium, '12 Ford Escape
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Last time I did this job was on my Chrysler I no longer have. I recall using vice grips and a large crescent wrench to get the end 'locking' nut loose so I could twist the tie rod end off the shaft. You will need to also count how many threads are exposed in order to make sure you get the new one on correctly in order to avoid needed an alignment done. And some PB Blaster.

Plan on fighting to break things loose if its been a long time.
 
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