Originally Posted by hurley
The tool costs like $100
I sure hope that pickle fork is coated in gold. Most places sell pickle forks for $10 - $30.
And you have it backwards I hope. You use the pickle fork to remove the outer tie rod from the spindle. Then You use two wrenches to remove the outer tie rod from the inner tie rod. Remember to count the threads before you remove it and make sure you compare the new rod with the old one and make sure they are the same length. Learn from my mistake. You DO NOT use a pickle fork to remove the inner tie rod. They have a special tool for doing it that you can find here
or you can rent from your local auto parts store. Or you can be like me and just crank the steering wheel all the way to the side you are working on and then you can put a wrench on it.