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

That is the only kind of tool I use to separate ball joints; I  
consider pickle forks the absolute last resort.  You can find the  
threaded stud type joint separators at any parts store and in a range  
of sizes.


On Oct 9, 2005, at 11:25 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxxxx> <rob@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Rex,
> That's an old trick I also used to utilize too but since the  
> DeLorean came
> from the factory with Nylock nuts I would substitute a regular  
> 3/8"-24 hex
> nut as the "sacrificial lamb". Now I have a T.R. removal tool that  
> protects
> the boot while you screw the (adjustable threaded) stud. I'll leave a
> picture of that to your imagination :) It's made by "Stahlwille"  
> and the
> part number is #12616. I've had the tool at least twenty years so I  
> don't
> know if it's still available or the cost but that company's prices  
> are more
> comparable to Snap-On than Sears if you know what I mean. Over the  
> years
> that little tool has saved hundreds of DeLorean T.R. boots from an  
> early
> demise. The most important thing however is to use a NEW Nyloc nut to
> re-secure the tie-rod as it's the only thing keeping you from a rather
> sudden unintended change of direction!
> Rob Grady,
> P.J.Grady Inc.

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