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replacing steering rack

In the process of replacing the steering rack and the tie rods. The passenger side tie rod came in with no problem but the drivers side refuses to budge. Any suggestions on removal would be greatly appreciated.

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Replacing steering rack

If you are not concerned about re using the tie rod a pickle fork and hammer usually makes short work of the job. If you do want to save them there is a screw clamp devise that will press the taper out. Both of these tools can be purchased at Harbor Freight.
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If you drive near an Oreillys or napa or whatever, they usually rent them for free. Ask them about tool renting service.
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If you beat the end of the steering knuckle on the spindle with a BFH it should pop out.
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tried pickle fork-destroyed the tie rod but still will not come out!
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Heat and beat.
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Yep, a screw clamp device will get it done without damaging the joint. The Harbor Freight online catalog doesn't list the one I bought last month for cheap, but it looks like this:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sps-37990



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If you are not concerned about re using the tie rod a pickle fork and hammer usually makes short work of the job. If you do want to save them there is a screw clamp devise that will press the taper out. Both of these tools can be purchased at Harbor Freight.
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But if it's super stuck that tool will break.
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tried pickle fork-destroyed the tie rod but still will not come out!
...and I bet your arm and shoulder needs some Bengay.

Go to the FLAPS and rent/deposit free the correct tool.

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If you use the type of tool above, leave it on (and tensioned) for a few hours and it will probably pop right out on its own.

If that doesn't work, slowly start applying heat to the steering knuckle.
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that same tool from Harbor Freight, cheesey as it maybe, worked for me. Cheesey because I dropped the pivot pin and the damn thing broke (the pin). Been using a large punch in it since.
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That's the one.

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Rented one from Autozone popped out in about 20 seconds.
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Hurray for the right tool

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Rented one from Autozone popped out in about 20 seconds.

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