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saginawzj
01-30-2011, 05:49 PM
IM tryin to change my tie rod ends but they are rusted on. I need a torch to heat them up so i can remove them. If anyone can help me out i would appreciate it. they are pretty bad so if i can use it in the next day or two that would be great. Thanks guys and girls

97TJSport
01-31-2011, 11:27 AM
Just went thru this not to long ago, and you may have already tried this. soak it in wd-40/PB blaster the night before. use tie rod puller (can be rented at parts store) until it's tight, then hit the side of knuckle or pitman arm with a 3-5lb hammer hard. repeat process until it falls off.

Howyadoin
01-31-2011, 12:23 PM
Are you taking about removing tie-rod from knuckles or the threads on the tie-rod itself?

saginawzj
01-31-2011, 05:17 PM
im trying to remove the threaded part from the sleeve. I got it off the knuckle but the threads are rusted pretty good

Howyadoin
01-31-2011, 05:29 PM
im trying to remove the threaded part from the sleeve. I got it off the knuckle but the threads are rusted pretty good

Right on, have you tried any lubricating products like WD40 or stronger yet and let it sit?

saginawzj
01-31-2011, 08:07 PM
Right on, have you tried any lubricating products like WD40 or stronger yet and let it sit?

Yea I used a bunch of PB blaster. I will prolly just have to take it somewhere. I need them pretty bad. Any decent priced shops around?

Tortured Metal
01-31-2011, 08:16 PM
Kroil works better than anything else I have tried. I live in AJ if you want to try some.

saginawzj
01-31-2011, 08:42 PM
I can try it but I brought the Jeep out here with me from MI, so its got 16 years of snow and rust. It might just be easier to torch it. Would one of those little hand held ones work, or do you need the big tanks and everything?

djui5
01-31-2011, 09:04 PM
Pick up a propane torch. They're not too expensive and should get more than hot enough to break it loose. You'll want to heat the sleeve, not the tie rod end itself. Heat expands. Then beat it some with a bfh and it should break loose.

saginawzj
02-01-2011, 03:01 PM
alright, thanks for the tip. MY neighbor has a propane one so im gonna head out there today after i get my doors back on to tryand get it. also the nut the is on my bottom shock mount is stripped, any ideas on how to get it off?

perrib
02-01-2011, 06:51 PM
It is easier/quicker just to get complete assemblies. The slow way is to soak it in PB Blaster or something similar for several days. Leave the pinch bolts loose and run it up and down the alley a few times to loosen it up.

MV3
02-01-2011, 06:59 PM
I use a 50/50 mixture of acetone and ATF. Way better than anything you can buy.

djui5
02-01-2011, 07:16 PM
also the nut the is on my bottom shock mount is stripped, any ideas on how to get it off?

Cutoff tool.

saginawzj
02-02-2011, 03:09 PM
alright thanks for the tips guys. IM gonna see whart i can do when i get a little time. workin 7 days a week is killin my jeep time.

Tuffnuttz
02-03-2011, 07:32 PM
I've got a shop in Tempe i'm there from 7:30-5:00. pm me if you want to drive by one day and we could get them loose for you.. I've worked on lots of vehicles from back East.

saginawzj
02-09-2011, 03:21 PM
just wanted to say thnks alot to tuffnuttz for all his help. he all but got rid of my DW and let me know of some other thngs i needed. again thanks and cant wait to see you on the trails