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01audia4
11-02-2008, 03:07 PM
Hey i checked audidiy but didn't see it. How do i remove the inner TR assembly??n Anyone have a diy or write up?

manufan
11-02-2008, 03:25 PM
It's pretty easy to do. You need a BMF adj wrench, one that opens to about 1 1/2". Crank the wheel so the steering shaft is out as far as it goes on the side you're changing. Pop the bands on the boot and slide it back. Loosen with BMF wrench and remove. A bit of Audi oddness: the inner isn't six sided, it's 8. Reason unknown.

goohead
11-02-2008, 03:31 PM
on a s4 but the same

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2643379/11

01audia4
11-02-2008, 03:31 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/lOnEstArMx250r/displayimagephp.jpg

Is it that BMF bolt i need to loosen?

Poopie
11-02-2008, 03:43 PM
i think bmf adjustable wrench = big-mother-fuckin adjustable wrench. A big pipe wrench works too.

manufan
11-02-2008, 03:47 PM
That is in fact the nut in question. Anyone know why it's 8-sided?

Naudilos
11-02-2008, 04:07 PM
I was about to change the tie rod assembly when I saw that the boot covering the inner tie rod was ripped.
Does anyone know where to get a replacement boot?

burner799
11-02-2008, 04:25 PM
^^you mean the boot on the steering rack?

manufan
11-02-2008, 04:42 PM
I was about to change the tie rod assembly when I saw that the boot covering the inner tie rod was ripped.
Does anyone know where to get a replacement boot?

Arizona autohaus has them $10 or so. Or the dealer of course

willowtreexx
11-02-2008, 05:03 PM
what ended up happening? still no luck? i would love to have a DIY inner/outter TRE someone needs to make one!

01audia4
11-02-2008, 05:10 PM
Getting the inner tie rod off was the easiest job in my life.

Willowtree your going to have to replace the whole thing inner and outter.

willowtreexx
11-02-2008, 07:17 PM
Getting the inner tie rod off was the easiest job in my life.

Willowtree your going to have to replace the whole thing inner and outter.

ok sounds like a plan, how long did it take you to get the inner and outter out?

thanks for doing all the work and letting me copy you haha, at least you can have your car for tomorrow. still enjoy your bike for me [:D]

01audia4
11-02-2008, 08:00 PM
My car is still down, once i got the inner out the outter was still seized in there...

I have to wait till my inner comes in the mail...The inner took me about 15min to have both out..However once they were out i couldn't do anything with it because the outter was still seized :( :( :( :(

Poopie
11-02-2008, 08:16 PM
atleast you know putting it back together will be easy. did you remember to measure the lengths and threads so you can get your alignment somewhat close?

Naudilos
11-03-2008, 12:09 AM
Arizona autohaus has them $10 or so. Or the dealer of course

Thanks! [up]

willowtreexx
11-03-2008, 08:34 AM
yeah i just went to the stealership to buy both the inner and outter so i can put it back together. i hate waiting for things like this in the mail and losing my car...

its been down for a week! [:(]

spider
05-11-2009, 01:36 PM
anyone got a howto on changing both inner and outer?

Thanks.