View Full Version : Removing Tie rod...

12-28-2006, 07:00 PM
Today when i was stuck in the ditch, the tool hooked the strap to the front tie rod and bent it when pulling me from the ditch. Both tires are pointed / \ so its undrivable.

How do I remove this tie rod? This is my winter beater/bush buggy so the alignment dosnt need to be perfect... Just use a balljoint puller on iether and and it'll come off? How do I put the new one on...?

12-28-2006, 07:05 PM
undo the nuts couple turnd bang on knuckle with BGH...

( pull cotter pins first yo)

12-28-2006, 07:12 PM
If they're seized as bad as mine, you'll need more than a BFH.

Pickle fork or ball-joint puller should work fine.

12-28-2006, 07:58 PM
Use 2 hammers though, use a bigger one to back it up ...like a sledgehammer.

if no worky then u need a puller or a fork.

12-28-2006, 09:46 PM
usually a few good whacks with a BFH does the trick........just hit it like it owes you money!!

12-29-2006, 02:05 PM
Just imagine the face of the idiot who towed you off of your tie rod and it'll get off. Maybe throw a grade 8 nut on it first so you don't fuck the threads up too bad.