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tie rod ends

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by birddog019, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. birddog019

    birddog019

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    Does anyone know a trick to get the tie rod end off the "tie rod". I got one side off and can't loosen the otherside. I've been spraying pb blaster on for days and then hammering the end to try to loosen so I can remove. The others came off fairly easy. Any ideas appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. HawkDriver

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    Heat, spread apart the gap with a chisel, I use a box end wrench to get leverage and turn it. Make sure you are turning it outward because one of them is reversed threads to allow adjusting of tow.
     
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    Heat, a ball joint separator, and a BFH.
     
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    Heat it is, I'll give it a shot.

    Thanks
     
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    I was having some problems taking mine off just yesterday. All I did was spray a little WD40 in the slit on the tire rod to start. I then took a long 3/8 extension (like 18") and inserted it into the eye hole. Then I took a pipe wrench to the tie rod for grip. At first, it would go anywhere. But after a while with a little twisting and once it broke loose it came out pretty easy.

    I was thinking about heating it, but no fire available at the time.

    Hope this helps, Mike