Triumph Spitfire

Triumph Spitfire Tie Rod End Replacement

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The tie rod ends of my Triumph Spitfire had been neglected far too long- especially when you consider I had purchased a new set and they have been sitting in a box for some time…

The process to replace the tie-rods is fairly straight forward and is assisted with help from a tie-rod removal tool. Beginning on one side, I removed the right front wheel so that I can have better to access the tie rod.

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Back off locking nut a half turn or so.

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Remove the nut from the underside of the tie rod end, then using the tie rod removal tool and a large crescent wrench I tightened the bolt until the tie rod end popped loose

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Once free of the vertical link the tie rod unscrewed easily.

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Spin the new tie rod on, bolt it through the vertical link, and snug the lock nut to the new tie-rod end.

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Remount the wheel and repeat on the opposite side.