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I'm in the middle of replacing the inner tie rods and as I was undoing the nut on the tie rod ends the "shaft" started to turn! So now I can't get the nut off! I've tried holding it as I turn the nut, but the whole thing just spins. How can I get it off? Do I have to cut it? And if so with what?!

Please get back to me ASAP if you have any ideas

Matt
 

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Re: In the middle of a tie rod job need advice ASAP (Honkin'Max)

Shoot everthing with a rust penetrant.

Using a punch and hammer smack the nut toward the "tighten" direction then toward "loosen".

Using a pry bar or equivalent apply pressure to the tie rod near the end to cause tension on the joint. While doing this and using your third hand with a perfect-fit wrench on the nut turn either way to get the nut loose then remove.

Repeat as needed.

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Re: In the middle of a tie rod job need advice ASAP (gdill2)

Thanks George,

The chisel worked well on the passenger side, but the divers side was a nightmare! I ended up have to use a hacksaw.

Thanks Again,
Matt
 
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