C5 X7: Inner tie rods

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j001
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C5 X7: Inner tie rods

Post by j001 »

Hi guys,
I want to change tie rods, I got this tool:
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But in servicebox they use also another tool (see attachment). Is it necessary? Do I need this tool also? Do I risk damaging something by not using it? I haven't seen such thing in any tie rod removal videos.
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Re: C5 X7: Inner tie rods

Post by GiveMeABreak »

It's to prevent damage to the steering mechanism during the slackening-tightening of the track rod. If it wasn't required, they wouldn't be using it officially...
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Re: C5 X7: Inner tie rods

Post by j001 »

So finally I changed only outer tie rods, just in case, inner tie rods look still ok. Do you know where I can buy the tool shown on the second pic? I cannot find such a thing. Thank you.