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OilHammer 11-28-2012 02:27 PM

Tie rod end removal
Anbody know if there's a better tool for removing the adjustable tie rod ends than the fork? Fork works well on the ends attached to the knuckle arms, but all it does is pop the other style apart and leaves the "ball" still stuck in the arm. That can't be good for the TRE either....

This is on the adjustable 60 series style ends that go on the drag link.

nuclearlemon 11-28-2012 02:41 PM

Otc puller. Borrowed one at a friends, went to tool king or whatever r the big place in lakewood is and bought one before i went home

subzali 11-28-2012 03:22 PM

tie rod end puller. You can rent one at Autozone. It's basically a rigid two-jaw puller with a screw.

OilHammer 11-28-2012 04:22 PM

Really? You guys just "push" the threaded end through on that type? I have all kinds of gear pullers, but I thought you had to pop it from the other side instead of pushing it.

subzali 11-28-2012 04:45 PM

Maybe I'm not understanding, but you're just trying to separate the rod end from where it's attached into a tapered hole (like on the pitman arm) right? You're not trying to disassemble the rod end?

I'm almost positive this will work: you put the ears on the pitman arm and push the rod end stud through with the screw - take the castle nut off first. Might need some gentle taps with a hammer once you have pressure on it.

rover67 11-28-2012 05:01 PM

I used what matt showed.

I tighten the crap out of it then beat the outside of the tapered socket with a hammer to pop it free.

Jacket 11-28-2012 05:31 PM

x3. Mine still required a lot of BFE force to pop it free, but it was much more effective than the fork.

wesintl 11-28-2012 05:50 PM

small sledge on the pitman arm around the tre ;)

Inukshuk 11-28-2012 06:15 PM

TRE puller. Forks suck. Wear gloves and safety glasses and be prepared for a big pop when they separate. Or maybe it won't pop. But it might.

nuclearlemon 11-28-2012 06:36 PM

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this is the rod end puller i picked up...no need for bfh with this. just crank it down and it will pop the most stubborn ends free

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