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Tie-rod replacement

I need to replace the tie rod end on my 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS.

I have watched several videos and it's a fairly easy process, but I noticed that one says to use specific force to tighten the bolts whereas some others just say to snug it down as much as you can. I was wondering how much do I need to tighten things down? I don't have a torque wrench, so no clue about how much force I'm applying.

Is it safe to replace it without a torque-wrench or not?

Go and buy a torque wrench and do the job properly, they’re not expensive, and you’ll know that it’s safe once you’ve done it.

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