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Tie Rod Help Please ASAP

Im in the middle of changing out my outer tie rods but I cant get them off! Any tricks or easier ways to do this?
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loosen the jam nut then unscrew.. if you are trying to get it off the spindle. thread the castle nut back on couple threads and give it a good hit with a BFH
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loosen the jam nut then unscrew.. if you are trying to get it off the spindle. thread the castle nut back on couple threads and give it a good hit with a BFH
yep, what he said.
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Its off the spindle that was the easy part. Maybe im going about this wrong. i have a wrench on the end of the tie rod and another wrench behind the the threads on the other bar thing to keep it from turning. Pardon my lack of vocabulary lol. This blows in 105 degree heat lol.
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Its off the spindle that was the easy part. Maybe im going about this wrong. i have a wrench on the end of the tie rod and another wrench behind the the threads on the other bar thing to keep it from turning. Pardon my lack of vocabulary lol. This blows in 105 degree heat lol.
when i do it i put the tie rod end back into the spindle/ knuckle loosly, that will keep it from turning so you can take the jam nut loose. once the jam nut is loose take the tie rod end back out of the knucke/ spindle, hold the inner tie rod shaft that threads into the tie rod end with a wrench so it doesnt turn and spin the end off.
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when i do it i put the tie rod end back into the spindle/ knuckle loosly, that will keep it from turning so you can take the jam nut loose. once the jam nut is loose take the tie rod end back out of the knucke/ spindle, hold the inner tie rod shaft that threads into the tie rod end with a wrench so it doesnt turn and spin the end off.

Got it! thank you! Im an idiot lol that was pretty simple.
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Got it! thank you! Im an idiot lol that was pretty simple.
ha ha no problem, glad it worked for you
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