Re: [DML] ?? Separating Tie rod end from steering knuckle, HOW?
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Re: [DML] ?? Separating Tie rod end from steering knuckle, HOW?



Great question Nick,  as I just recently replaced my
own steering rack I'll tell you what you need.  The
cheapest way to do it is to get a "pickle fork" or
tie-rod tool.  Any Checker, Autozone or Pep-boys
should have one.  It looks like an oversized tuning
fork.  Mak sure you get one that says it's a tie-rod
end removal tool though because there are different
sizes.  

The fork is wedged and has a long handle.  You have to
use a hammer to tap the end of the handle to wedge the
fork between the boot and the steering knuckle then
you just use it as a leaver and pop the tie rod out
and it will pop.  Depending on how old the boots are
you may just want to replace the tie rod ends all
together.

The other method is to use and air hammer with a
similar kind of attatchment to the pickle fork but it
pops the tie rods out with less of a fuss.

Japheth

VIN: 1223

--- Nick Kemp <nkemp@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm trying to replace the boots on the tie rod end. 
> But I can't separate
> the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
> 
> Does anyone have any good suggestions?
> 




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