Most cars yes. You do need a tool for it, a tie rod removal tool. its like a
very long socket. The toe adjustment will have to be set after the
replacement. You might ask you favorite alignment shop how much they charge
for the job, since you will have to take it there anyway.
That oil you found is from your leaking stearing rack most likely. Put it
back together (I suggest you buy a book), look for a ping in the new tie rod
that "locks" the threads. You dont want it to come loose on you.....Check
the fluid and watch it, the leak maybe small enough to not worry about for
now, its probably just filling up the bellows that cover the tie rod.
That is what it was. I had a power steering fluid leak a couple of
years ago and stop leak must have fixed it since I haven't noticed any
changes in fluid level since.
I was surprise how easy the job was.
Thanks all for the comments and help.
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