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Tie Rod Removal Tool

Postby itsmehb » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:37 am

Recently replaced my tie rod ends. Anyone doing this may benefit from renting this tool from O'Riellys.
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Re: Tie Rod Removal Tool

Postby Who is TJ » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:52 pm

A few hits on the knuckle with a hammer would pop that tie rod right out! Just some advice in case you are ever in a jam.
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Re: Tie Rod Removal Tool

Postby N law » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:31 am

I have found a big hammer and a bigger hammer will pop tie rods loose. Use the bigger hammer on the backside of where the tie rod mounts up and the big hammer to whack the frontside. It will shock the tie rod right out.

For those who might have trouble following: if the tie rod stud is vertical, the hammer hits are horizontal on the spindle at the tie rod mounting hole.
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Re: Tie Rod Removal Tool

Postby Darby » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:36 pm

Yeah, don't force it, get a bigger hammer.
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Re: Tie Rod Removal Tool

Postby Von » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:09 pm

LOL, I rented one of those yesterday. Tried to use it today and it's way too small, the little claw won't fit around the studs on my tie rods.
Might try the Double BFH approach.
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Re: Tie Rod Removal Tool

Postby Beamer » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:24 am

Just put new gears in the front end. Watched JohnnyFive's BFH technique on a youtube video. So i gave it a whirl, and it worked better than the pickle bar, or the pitman arm puller.
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