Replacing the Saab 9000 track rod ends
The Saab 9000 steering rack controls the front wheels by means of two track rods, terminated by replaceable joints - the "track rod ends", attached to the swivel hubs. These will eventually wear, leading to problems with steering and handling, as well as being a failure point on the UK MOT and presumably on the statutory inspections in other countries. This procedure describes how I changed the track rod ends on my '96 Aero.
Naturally, this will vary with both the individual and what they find when they get there. However, this took me about twenty minutes per side.
I assume some basic tools, such as a jack, axle stands, socket set, etc. However I do not assume you will already have all the necessary metric socket and spanner sizes, especially if you are in the USA. Here is a list so you can make sure you have all the necessary sizes before you start.
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