4kq: Rear tie rod removal?
bob at audisport.com
Sat Dec 7 20:52:58 EST 2002
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The washer under 19mm bolt is bent up to prevent it from walking out. It
may be giving you some resistance, but I doubt enough to be bending
things! A good penetrating oil cant hurt.
Huw Powell wrote:
>>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
>Are you holding the nut on the other end with a wrench, too? It is a
>lock nut, and maybe your bolt is trying to turn "out" of the bracket
>etc, and pulling the nut along with it?
>You did ask for dumb suggestions...
>Now, if you do have that under control, maybe the bolt is managing to
>try to "thread" itself into one or more of the three bits it goes
>through (bracket/tie rod/bracket) and not one of the others, creating a
>force between the two bits. A hammer might help, a bigger hammer might
>help more, at least to vent some frustration (!). Also some penetrant
>could be beneficial.
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