Hint: before attempting to rotate any tie rod, spray some penetrating oil on the threads first. They are always hella-rusted. Heat with a torch if necessary to get the rust freed up. Also, I have found that a big honkin' screwdriver in the groove turns the rod more easily than a big pipe wrench on the OD does.[/quote]
My tie rods are fairly new, and I remember replacing them. I had to get them glowing red hot and used a 4ft cheater bar to get them to move. And that was after soaking them in oil.