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

One other way that causes the least amount of damage to any of the parts is 
to remove the nut and take a big hammer and hold it up against one side of the 
steering arm where the tie rod stud goes thru. Now take another hammer and 
smack the opposite side of the steering arm. The tie rod stud is actually tapered 
and the hole in the steering arm is tapered to match. By smacking one side of 
the steering arm while holding a hammer on the opposite side, you will cause 
the tapered hole in the steering arm to flex/go oval just enough to release 
the stud. I've found this method to work about 50% of the time. Sometimes the 
parts are pulled together just to tight for this to work, but I always try it 
first because it causes no damage to any of the parts. 


<  In a message dated 10/8/2005 2:01:09 PM Central Standard Time, 
   From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: ?? Separating Tie rod end from steering knuckle, HOW?

The "pickle fork" does damage the seal and it can potentially damage
the tie rod end too. Not a big deal if you are replacing the parts but
definitely bad news if you are trying to save things.

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