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Replacing "Track Rod" on 04 GT3


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Oart number is 996.331.045.12

After taking off the bolt that holds this part to what I think is called the wheel carrier (the end closest to the wheel regardless) the bolt won't drop out. I'm guess that you would use a tie-rod puller on this but I'm not sure. Is it possible to just tap this out with a hammer or does that risk damaging something? The new part contains a new bolt so it doesn't really matter if the bolt gets damaged but screwing up anything else would be a major problem. Thanks.


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You will need to press off ball joint on the wheel carrier using a commercially available ball joint extractor (tie rod extractor). Do not damage the boot of the ball joint when pressing off the ball joint. If necessary, coat the boot and the ball joint extractor with tire mounting paste.

Use the proper torque when installing:

- to wheel carrier 56 ftlb

- to carrier side section (camber eccentric) 74 ftlb

The rear toe alignment will need to be redone after the change.


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