[A4] removing tie-rod end

Richard Hurt rnhurt at gmail.com
Sun Apr 23 06:58:28 EDT 2006

Hmmm....  Don't you have to use a "tuning fork" to get the tie rod ends
off?  If I remember correctly, they are mounted on a taper and will *not*
come off (at least without damaging something) unless you use a fork.  It's
early and I could be wrong though...  :)


On 4/22/06, Peter Kirby <4pkirby at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am trying to remove a tie-rod end from my 2001 A4Q.  I have managed to
> loosen but so far have been unable to remove the pinch bolt.  It looks
> like it may be actually be a stud: I can't feel the hex head on the
> other side of the hub, and the threaded end of the "bolt" has a slot cut
> in it.  Anyone know if this is a stud?
> Thanks.
> Peter
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