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Re: frozen tie rods '86 4kq

Propane torch, lots of WD 40, a big wrench and lots of elbow grease is about
your only option.

If it is going to break, it will break when you are wrenching on it to free
it up.  BTW, there is a good chance of this, so be prepaired as your car may
be out of commision for a few days and out some $$$ for new tie rod ends.

I have to do the same method soon on my car as mine are frozen up as well
and will not allow me to do a complete alighnment.  Tires are wearing funny
but are getting replaced soon.  Want it fixed before I start breaking in new
tires though.

Good luck!


-----Original Message-----
From: Derek L. <t3lk0@mailcity.com>
To: quattro@audifans.com <quattro@audifans.com>
Date: Monday, June 07, 1999 8:28 PM
Subject: frozen tie rods '86 4kq

>Greetings all.
>The time has come to get my '86 4000csq re-aligned.  It just finished
eating a nice set of Bridgestones, and is now working on some new Pirellis.
The trouble is the sleeves for adjusting toe on the rear tie rods are stuck.
I've sprayed them with various penetrating oils for about a week but no
>Has anyone found a way to free these things?  Application of heat (torch)
has been suggested, but I think I'll pass on that.  Last thing I want is
these things weakening and snapping at crusing speed.
>In the event of replacement, I've been quoted $89 each from my favorite
parts supplier.  This seem reasonable to you?
>Thanks in advance!
>-Derek  t3lk0@mailcity.com
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