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Old 01-08-2011, 09:27 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by odessa91 View Post
Per Bentley (page 320-14) and BMW TIS 32 21 231:

"To avoid damage to steering rack while removing tie rod, turn steering until end of rack as far as possible in housing"
That is correct. And to put it more plainly:

"When removing & installing the left inner tie rod, turn the steering wheel as far as possible to the right. When removing & installing the right inner tie rod, turn the steering wheel as far as possible to the left."

On some vehicles, doing ^^this^^ will make it impossible to access the nut without a special inner tie rod tool. Which is why the manual states "as far as possible" rather than "all the way in".
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