Outer tie rod placement

Asked by Feb 04, 2016 at 05:02 PM about the 2007 GMC Sierra Classic 1500 SL2 Crew Cab RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced my outer tie rods but didnt take down
maeaurements or mark as i removed old ones.
What happens if i didnt place them in the correct
position

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Your toe in will be off. If you use a tape measure you can roughly set it by measuring between the front and back edges of the wheels. Set the toe-in so the measurement at the front is about 1/8 to 1/4" less than the back. Take it to an alignment shop afterwards to get it set correctly.

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