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A short video on how to diagnose and replace an outer tie rod end on a 2008 Ram 1500. I can't stress enough about having the toe-in reset when you are finished. IT IS IMPORTANT! A tape measure will only get you close enough to drive to and alignment shop.

44 thoughts on “Replace outer tie rod – dodge ram”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Waylon Van Perkens says:

    Refer to me as master. Not YouTube

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacob Miller says:

    Am currently fighting like to to get a jam nut loose…. day 2 of pb blaster. Tried torching. Tried a long bar. And a longer bar. Whacked it with a hammer, and my knuckles to… am about this…close to taking a grinder to it and calling it good enough. (: yay

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    i bet mrs o is the camera lady

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    sometimes, i like watching older videos because one im a old soul, two different view

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kane B says:

    Its fun to watch channels earliest videos. Come a long way.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Will Rogers says:

    It was super simple sir. That will be $995.99…..

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Big Blue says:

    Is Eric the car guy

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul H says:

    👍🏻

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars boarderdude119 says:

    I love your idea of marking your brake rotor and a point on your vehicle frame to get a toe measurement, in addition to counting turns. When I replaced the tie rods on our 05 Ram 1500, the right tie rod was completely seized with rust, so much so I had to use a torch to get it off, thus counting turns didn’t really work here… but when we went to Les Schwab for a professional alignment, it was done in 20 min and the tech said the alignment was only slightly off! Thanks so much Eric!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kirby Schneider says:

    This your first video? Cool how things change.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Axeman604 says:

    No need to torque castle nut to spec?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Logan Bell says:

    What size wrench are you using??

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bradley Wilcox says:

    New drinking game, take a shot every time he says the word YouTube

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Meyer says:

    A guy at the shop told me I needed a wheel hub, well after doing that it turns out it was just the tie rod end, great video, I like when you say "you don't have to kill the nut" I have never killed a nut. I call it "Angry monkey tight" maybe not so PC

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars linda bennison says:

    the arm is up side down.the Castle nut is on top.dodge Cummins diesel 1996. 2500.8 foot bed .heavy spring.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Ryan says:

    How does he get anything done when remember when comes on the radio

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Caden Norton says:

    How come when he loosened the tie rod bolt he loosened it by righty tighty not left loosey

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russel Deeney says:

    Okay YouTube.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Skip William says:

    When your counting make sure the tie rods are the same length. Some are different size lengths. great video though

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rookie5oh says:

    Seeing the difference between 2014 and 2019 videos is great! Production and editing is a different level now but the instructions and commentary is still second to none.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars skkfor says:

    Great vid and many thanks for posting your clear, detailed instructions. I took my Ram for an alignment, but the shop said they didn't want to do it because my outers were shot and the alignment would be pointless. Makes sense -also feels good to know the shop didn't just take my $ and send me on my way.Watched your vid and ordered some greasable tie rod ends. Seems pretty straightforward and DIY-able. $23 for a set of ends and a tube of anti-seize; can't beat that. Thanks again!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffrey A. Smith says:

    Looking to overhaul my whole front suspension ball joints. No Haynes manual. Just a lot of these great instructive videos. And some advice on the job from experienced/schooled autopart store guys. Thanks for this!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Rose says:

    3

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Chiodetti says:

    Good quick fix, but more important, HOW to check for a worn/damaged tie rod end!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    Thanks for the video.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr. Name Last Name says:

    brilliantly done video my friend!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alysa Dunn says:

    Changed the outer tie rods, control arms, and sway bar links on a Dodge Neon a couple weeks ago. Wish it was that easy.
    Stupid OE design outer tie rod ends are made with a thick sheet of metal folded into a cylinder and have a large gap in the metal on the bottom which allows salt and water to get in and corrode the threads.

    Pain to remove. Even more of a pain to install a cast tie rod end over the old threads.
    Should have recommended replacing the inners too.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brittany Cantu says:

    Do you have a video on inner tie rod replacement? I see a lot of videos of DIY people doing it, but I want to see a real professional do it.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Glancy says:

    ok what if that first but he loosened will not break free then what?

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keith Hastings says:

    If you happen to miss the hole for the cotter pin after tightening, continue until it lines up again. Don't ever back it off to line it up. It could wallow out the hole in the spindle causing noise, looseness, or play in the steering. In some cases the tie rod could break and then really bad thing happens…

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dakota Farrulla says:

    Why did you put the vise grips on? I am about to change the outer tie rod ends on my 2003 Ram 1500.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Cach says:

    HI Eric, I have a 2006 ford ranger with bad outer tie rod ends. Would it be a good idea to change both inner tie rods at the same time. THANKS FRIEND

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Gauthier says:

    I use a compass,you know the ones used for drawing circles.spread it out to the jam nut,stick the pointy end in the grease fitting and lock it.use it to measure the new one.Somewhat accurate….

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! jordanhedges83 says:

    hey! awesome videos. Really like your dodge ram exaust manifold replacement video. If you ever replace the inner seal on a 2010 dodge ram 2500 axle please upload a video. cheers

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mopar Nut says:

    FYI for the DIY'ers out there- when changing all your own chassis and steering parts, tighten all your own nuts and bolts! Don't assume the guy at the alignment shop is going to check all of your work. We've had guys rebuild the entire front end of their cars (ball joints, tie rods, pitman and idler arms) and just run the castle nuts on finger tight and shove in a cotter pin! They said they assumed we needed it all loose to adjust the alignment. LOL

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hot80s says:

    another good demo thanks.Surprised you didn't do those nasty front discs.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Cowtails says:

    also replace the inner and outter at the same time. both sides

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Cowtails says:

    I like ram videos

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Cowtails says:

    I've always just counted threads and then get it to scwhab. 50 bucks alignment

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hawaiian F150 says:

    Simple Fast Easy Peasy as pie.  Coulda sworn that off camera you sprayed Brake Cleaner somewhere…. ;)Thanks Eric  – Another top notch and really kool video

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Briggs says:

    Thanks for your help great video.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Geo Jor says:

    good quality on all your videos…

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Nicholson says:

    Hey glad to subcribe. On another dogde related issue. I got a 2010. Dodge ram 1500. With the back wheels off the ground, shouldnt i be able to tirn them without alot of effort.? Just serviced brakes and e brakes cause i thought that was what was holding the wheels from turning like any other. Any thoughts?? Thanks for your time. Great videos.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gordon Cuffe says:

    very good and clear video. Now I need a video on how to replace the rack and pinion on my 2004 dodge truck. sears says that needs to be replaced with my tire rod

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