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Threads and castle nut on tie rod spin freely!

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by zueke, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. zueke

    zueke Senior Member

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    Am I missing something here? I've got a 94 Del Sol SI that I'm trying to change my tie rod ends on. When I try to loosen the castle nut on the bottom of the tie rod, both the threads and the nut spin freely. I'm thinking this is because the tie rods ends are totally shot, but how can I get the tie rods off now?

    Is there any way to avoid using a cut-off wheel to cut through either the castle nut or the rubber part of the tie rod itself?

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    If they are junk just cut them off.
     
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    whiterabbit06 Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill? VIP

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    Yea if you are installing new ones cut the old ones off if not tighten the nut down as much as possible then try loosening them up if you have to hold the end of the nut with a pair of pliers. I don't recommend the pliers if you are going to reuse them.
     
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    sloefdud New Member

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    or just take your tie rod seperator and hold pressure up on it and use a impact. done it over and over again.
     
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    can also try using a pry bar and hold pressure on the tie rod end as you try to loosening the nut if you dont have air
     
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