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Old 04-09-2017, 04:06 PM   #1
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I have looked for tie rod replacements for a 2015 WRX but I'm having trouble. I see on the boot there is a clip that's really deep in there and I can only squeeze it at the top to remove it. The manual is telling me to remove the front crossmember support, remove the front stabilizer, drain power steering fluid, remove universal joint assembly, and finally to remove the bolts securing the gearbox, remove the stiffener, clamp, and gearbox. All of this for replacing the tie rod? Seems a bit much but if it's the only proper way to do it and to get that clip off the boot then so be it. But I just want to make sure before I start getting into it only to find out I didn't need to remove everything. My parts are coming in soon so I'd like to have everything disassembled before they arrive.

Edit: Here are some pics of what I'm trying to convey. There's a little bit of space above the tie rod but nothing can reach the clip at the top to remove it off the boot.



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Old 04-10-2017, 08:31 AM   #2
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I have looked for tie rod replacements for a 2015 WRX but I'm having trouble. I see on the boot there is a clip that's really deep in there and I can only squeeze it at the top to remove it. The manual is telling me to remove the front crossmember support, remove the front stabilizer, drain power steering fluid, remove universal joint assembly, and finally to remove the bolts securing the gearbox, remove the stiffener, clamp, and gearbox. All of this for replacing the tie rod? Seems a bit much but if it's the only proper way to do it and to get that clip off the boot then so be it. But I just want to make sure before I start getting into it only to find out I didn't need to remove everything. My parts are coming in soon so I'd like to have everything disassembled before they arrive.

Edit: Here are some pics of what I'm trying to convey. There's a little bit of space above the tie rod but nothing can reach the clip at the top to remove it off the boot.



If it is mentioning draining the power steering fluid, I'm pretty sure you're looking at the wrong section of the manual (the STI section)

15+ WRX's have Electric Power Assisted Steering and that system uses no fluid. So look for the "except STi section"
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OHHH okay I got it now. Yup I was able to disassemble everything I needed off and it's now ready for new parts when they arrive. Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:48 AM   #4
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Alright I'm reviving this thread because I have assembled everything in my rear passenger suspension. I replaced my trailing link, lateral link, upper arm, and lower control arm. Everything is straight and good except my camber is off and the rear is raised up by like an inch from the rest of the wheels. I thought maybe it was because I didn't torque the bolts on those parts that I replaced at curb weight, resulting in them trying to hold the wheel like as if the car was still raised. But now I'm not so sure because the camber is actually off (it's positive instead of at 0 or negative). Could something else be bent on my suspension components that's causing it? Or should I just do what the manual says and torque everything when the wheel is at curb weight even though it's really hard to reach the bolts when the car is on the ground? I looked at everything else and it doesn't LOOK like anything else is bent, but that's with my naked eye. I can't really tell...
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