tied-up tie rod

james accordino ssgacc at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 12 22:59:26 EDT 2001

--- Richard Miller <rdmiller at nwinternet.com> wrote:
> my tie rod on the drivers side is very stuck and I
> am looking for the magic
> formula to fix this. here is the battle report.
> removed nut, used pickle fork got about 1/2 inch
> off.
> wont move
> beat with hammer
> wont move
> used gear puller
> bent puller and still won't move
> ideas?
Aren't these interfaces universally cone shaped?  1/2"
of movement would mean about 1/4" of slop in the fit. 
Once mine even move at all they pull right out.  We
are talking about the tie-rod end to strut tower? 
Could it be that you mushroomed the end of the tie-rod
end stud so that it won't fit through the small end of
the conical hole?  If so, knock it back down and
grind/file the mushroom off.  Don't need to be neat
now as you'll be replacing it anyway.

Jim Accordino

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