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Old October 7th, 2007, 07:04 PM
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Stuck Tie Rod

Does anyone have any tricks for getting a bent tie rod off that's stuck on off a truck (well getting the tie rod ends off)? I tried heating it and that didn't help... The truck has fairly new tie rods ends so I'm just trying to save them, but the stock tie rod is bent a little in the center. I guess whoever installed the tie rod ends did not put anti seize on them. So I was just wondering if anyone has come up with any tricks or something before I go and buy new tie rod ends...

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Old October 8th, 2007, 02:13 PM
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I blasted mine for a full week with PB blaster then I heated them up and used two plumbers wrenches to get them off of my truck. The PO had not used anti-seize on them and it took a lot of muscle to break it free.

good luck.
p.s. somone on the SCLR.org board was selling a tie rod with the ball joints for $40 a while back. Might want to see if it is still around. Shipping would be from Cali.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 08:59 PM
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1 clean the crap out of the grooves & drive a chistle into the groove to spead it open then use the BLASTER & heat lots of heat. then use the pipe wrenches.

2 if they don't budge buy new ones

3 buy new tre's with hd rods & never look back

I would opt for 3 if the doe is there!
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Old October 9th, 2007, 03:24 AM
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1 clean the crap out of the grooves & drive a chistle into the groove to spead it open then use the BLASTER & heat lots of heat. then use the pipe wrenches.

2 if they don't budge buy new ones

3 buy new tre's with hd rods & never look back

I would opt for 3 if the doe is there!
If it does not come off I'm going to get new tie rod ends. They are only like $40 or so from AB, its not a big deal. And I am going with HD links. I have Equipe links on my RRC and they have been great so I am putting on Equipe links on my D90 also. Thats why I need to take the old bent one off.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 09:05 AM
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Do a search over on dweb for the two hammer tre removal
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Old October 9th, 2007, 09:28 AM
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If you mean just removing the rod and ends from the truck itself, hit the end of the mounting point (where the tie rod goes in) with a hammer a few times and the tie rod end will pop out - it's just a tapered fitting. Or are you having trouble undoing the nuts on the tie rod ends?
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Old October 9th, 2007, 09:47 AM
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Not sure if you are trying to unscrew the end from the rod but if that's the problem; one trick I use is to lay the rod end on an anvil I have in the shop and hit the threaded end area all the way around with a hammer after soaking it in penetrating oil.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 11:42 AM
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No, not the tie rod ends. I can get them off the truck. I'm talking about getting the tie rod off the tie rod ends...
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give Bill a shot on the tre's hes a good dude! & local!
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36in or 42in pipe wrench and heat and a vice bolted to something over 1000lbs.

Takes me 5 minutes a side.
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