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Re: HELP 4kq tie rod

> Im under the car right now trying to replace the drivers side tie rod of
> the 84 4000Q. (whole rod, not just the end).
> However removing the inside end isnt as obvious as I thought. How the
> heck does it come off?? The bolt going through it cant be removed
> because it hits the rack.

It's a real pita design.  As you noticed, the plate that holds the two
bolts for the tie rod ends is blocked by the rack.  So you have to pull
the two bolts from the bracket into the rack end, nuts first off the
bottom, then undo from the top, the rack is threaded too.  Then the
bracket will move and give you some room to play.

Remember to use new locknuts on all these places when reassembling.

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT