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Outer Tie Rod Help

aspekt9

Proven Member
344
4
Dec 25, 2005
Boston, Massachusetts
I'm replacing the outer tie rod on the drivers side and I can't break the jam nut loose, can anyone offer the best way to break it free, should I be turning it toward the rear of the car or front? It seems to be jammed on there pretty good.
 

ClevelandDSM

Proven Member
162
1
Oct 20, 2005
Cleveland, Ohio
Hold the nut with a wrench and turn the tie rod end to the left with another. Use a torch, some PB Blaster, and put on your man muscles :) Those can be a pain to break loose.
 

aspekt9

Proven Member
344
4
Dec 25, 2005
Boston, Massachusetts
So I should disconnect the tie rod end from the assembly then just turn it off the tie rod instead of holding the nut and turning the tie rod?
 

nkosi

Proven Member
321
3
May 17, 2004
montreal, QC_Canada
I had the same problem when changing my outter tierods ...i used a small vise grip to hold the bolt then i turned the nut to the left...## going to have to go really tight on the vise grip to make sure its secure to the bolt...hope that helps. :talon:
 

caged

Proven Member
104
0
Jan 2, 2009
Brisbane, Australia
don't disconnect the tie rod from the steering knuckle, its way easier connected. Check the threads and see if your turning the right way.
 
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