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Old 11-28-2012, 01:27 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:41 PM
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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
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:22 PM
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tie rod end puller. You can rent one at Autozone. It's basically a rigid two-jaw puller with a screw.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:22 PM
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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.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:45 PM
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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.
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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.
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x3. Mine still required a lot of BFE force to pop it free, but it was much more effective than the fork.
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small sledge on the pitman arm around the tre
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:15 PM
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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.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:36 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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