89 Chevy Caprice. I had the two outer tie rod ends to replace since
they were badly worn. I replaced both, measured the amount of exposed
threads and matched the same measurements on the new ones. I thought
the toe settings would be close. WRONG.
The steering is horrid, it seems to want to pull me in a ditch. It's so
bad that on pavement roads, the tires screetch, and alternate from left
While I know a professional alignment is the best, I also know that the
local shop refuses to work on old cars like mine. I'll have to drive 50
miles to the nearest big city, since I live in a small rural town.
There is no way in hell that I'll drive 50 miles like this.
I saw several videos on youtube showing how to use a tape measure to
measure from tire to tire in both the front and rear of the tires, and
make sure they are the same. I'm sure I can do that, as long as I can
loosen the other ends of the tie rod connectors. My question is does
this really work?
I also wonder if the screetching is due to a toe IN or toe OUT