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tie rod end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTF!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by solus, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. solus

    solus [OP] HOME!!!

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    how the hell do you get the tie rod end off! :mad:

    got it separated from the steering knuckle, how the hell do you get it off the rest the tie rod
    2008 4wd
     
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    this
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    Hahaha use those muscles... That is if you have any... lol!:p
     
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    thanks :mad:

    does that nut loosen by turning it the opposite way than normal?
     
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    Yeah they can be a pain to take apart... When I did the LT install I had a harder time getting the tie rod popped out from the lower steering arm/lower ball joint.
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    STR8_BEAST MASTER CHIEF

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    wrench it off, and use another wrench to brace column. not sure what sizes are required tho
     
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    No problem... I am just messing with you.;)
     
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    i got that off pretty easy... completely destroyed the boot with the pickle fork (oh well its being replaced)

    I'm just having a hard time getting this off.
     
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    ^ yeah I hear you. I destroyed my out tie rods as well. Had to replace one side... Good luck with taking those apart!
     
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    bump for more info
     
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    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    When Aaron and I did my spindles I fucked mine up so I had to replace them. We just took a wrench and it came right off. It's just on there realllly tight.
     
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    you turned the nut correct? I got them off the steering knuckle just need to disconnect from the rest of the tie rod
     
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    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    Yeah it's all connected. Just turn the nut and it loosens up. You might have to keep the inner tie rod tightened down with something I can't quite remember if it turns or not.
     
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    aight thanks... I'll keep trying
     
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    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    Definitely. Maybe tap it with a mallet, or hammer?
     
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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    Loosen that one nut, then unscrew the tie rod end ff
     
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    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    There ya go.
     
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    thanks
     
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    SOOO! the fucking passenger side tie rod end would not budge... not one bit... however the drivers side came off with not effort what-so-ever... driver side is done.

    I'm going to have to take it in to get the passengers side done and an steering alignment.

    the good news the spindles are shaved down and don't contact the boot anymore.

    I don't know wtf happened but the passenger side will not budge
     
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    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    That's good and shitty to hear man.
     
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