4kq: Rear tie rod removal?

Bob H. rjh_tsi at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 6 21:04:44 EST 2002

Seems straightforward enough, use a tie rod puller (or pickle fork) to
free the tie rod end from the strut housing.  Then, remove a 19mm bolt
connecting the other end ("eye") of the tie rod to the subframe.

Well, it appears that the 19mm bolt is bending the part of the subframe as
I am backing it out.  I'm having to use an 18" breaker bar with a 3'
cheater pipe to get it to back out, and the bending bracket might explain

Is there something I'm missing here, or is something just so rusted that
I'll need to use the trusty hammer to knock it free?

Thanks in advance for all of your helpful advice. :-)

-Frustrated in Ohio

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