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    Removing Stuck Tie Rod End

    Any tricks to loosen a frozen Tie rod end?

    Ive got the rear nut to back off, however the actual body is still not moving.
    Sitting with my map gas torch on there for a couple minutes did nothing.

    Im considering cutting a slot in it to pry it in half.
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    Pipe wrenches have worked for me in the past...esp if you don't care about the old one. Alternating heat with pb blaster or other lubricant works too sometimes. Heat it up then spray, will wick the lube up the threads.

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    have you tried the BFH?
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    More torch.

    You can stack a bunch of the same size wrenches in a row on the tie rod itself to distribute the force better. Obviously leave the tie rod end attached to the knuckle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProDarwin View Post
    More torch.

    You can stack a bunch of the same size wrenches in a row on the tie rod itself to distribute the force better. Obviously leave the tie rod end attached to the knuckle.
    Guess that would definitely help stabilize it as I try to loosen it. It'll pivot some if it the body does break loose.
    Time to buy more MAP bottles.
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