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Old 06-09-2005, 10:29 PM   #1
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replacing tie rod???

i recently wrecked my car and i bent the tie rod on the driver's side... i've got the tie rod end off, but how the hell do u get the rod itself off where the ball joint is??? any info is appreciated... peace


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Old 06-10-2005, 10:56 AM   #2
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anybody? i'm stumped...
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Usually it requires a special tool that looks like a two pronged fork with an angle on the prongs to give it lift for seperation. Prior to that you need to take the nut off and cotter pin off. If you dont have access to the fork tool, put the nut back on a few threads and hit it upward with a hammer.

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Loosen the nut that holds the tie rod end on and then hit the place where the tie rod end goes through with a hammer. The shaft is tapered and it should come right loose this way. Just don't hit it too hard if it doesn't come loose.
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thanx peeps... guess i'm going out right now to beat on my focus
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