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Old 01-16-2008, 06:19 PM
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tie rod ends.... wont budge!

tie rod ends... im in the process of replaceing ball joints and well i thought it was going to be a steady hands approach... for me im stuck trieing to get the tie rod end off. the bolts rusted but did show sign of moveing with wd40. after all this im either trying to figure out if i can get the rest of the ball joints out with out takeing it off (and the easiest way to do it) or how to loosen the bolt. i hate to think to cut it off and buy a new tie rod. god knows how much that would be. but by now im starting to tap in what it would take a shop to do it.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:34 PM
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BFH and it should drop out......if that doesn't work, perhaps you can use a gearpuller...they make a wedge for driving out tie rod ends.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:44 PM
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You will need a pickle fork. It is a horseshoe wedge looking thing you beat with a hammer. They also make them for air hammers.
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thats what its called! thanks....even though you were helping the other dude.
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:31 PM
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Glad bigcountry has ya in the rite direction! Makes a difference!! Get-R-Done and save yer cash for mods...lol good luck bud!!
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:24 PM
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well i found a new way to pull apart the tapered joints on the tie rod and hub assembly ill have to post the pics when i get a chance, and if any one wants to use them in the "replaceing ball joints" thread for help let me know.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:27 PM
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what was your method?
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:31 PM
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i took 2 ratchet ties and hooked one to the front frame mount (on mine i used the plow frame) then i ran the other one back to rear of the leaf spring and the bolt to the frame.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:35 PM
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i took 2 ratchet ties and hooked one to the front frame mount (on mine i used the plow frame) then i ran the other one back to rear of the leaf spring and the bolt to the frame.
This don't sound to safe. If the ratchet strap breaks could cause severe injury. If the tierod comes out forcefully could cause severe injury. I will opt to using my pickle forks.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:38 PM
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thats why i would have to show u. u just cant relie on them pulling apart by ratcheting them. i put tension on and hit it with rubber mallet ( didnt want to take a chance hiting the seals)
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