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


Generally I would agree with marc's suggestion.   however, you can drop the tierod by 
using the method I am about to discribe to you.

It does require the use of a small hydraulic bottle jack, this works the best, but you may be 
able to use a floor jack as an alternitive.

raise the front high enough ( supported by jack stands) so that you can place the bottle 
jack under the steering arm right next to the tierod end. jack up on the arm so that there 
is some pressure on the arm usually a 1/2 inch to an 1 inch above the point of contact. 
what this does is prevent spring back and creates ridgidity to the steering arm. now 
remove the tierod nut and screw it back on upside down until the nut is flush or slightly 
higher than the top of the ball stud.  Take a hammer and smack the top square and firmly 
,it will usually drop on the first hit, but if not do it again. It will I guarantee it.

Only attempt this if you have to tools I discribed. I use this method all the time too prevent 
damaging the tierod end and boot with a pickle fork sparator.  Especially if you are not 
replacing them and need to reuse them without damage.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxx> wrote:
> Don't tap the threaded end..  It will damage the tie
> rod..
> What sometimes works is to hit the side with a hammer.
>  Not the tie rod, but the part it is in, the arm off
> of the knuckle.
> --- Nick Kemp <nkemp@xxxx> 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 

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