Unscrewing tie rod end!!

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Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Postby mollythemoggie » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:01 pm

I've used a tie rod end splitter and separated it but now try as hard as I can I can't unscrew it from the rack.. I've tried a big adjustable spanner on the rod end with a smaller in the groove in the rack and tried heat.. Just wondering what else I could try??

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Re: Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Postby Alec » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:49 pm

Hello Molly,

I'm guessing it's difficult to see under the crud, but there is a locknut against the trackrod end that needs to be slackened first. Easier if you put ball joint back into the steering rod with the nut on a couple of threads, this will hold the tie rod while undoing the locknut without having to hold the tie rod from turning.

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Re: Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:29 pm

Yes that's it - slacken the locknut etc BEFORE breaking the taper joint. Release oil and heat - never fails.......
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Re: Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Postby mollythemoggie » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:58 pm

Do you guys have a pic of said locknut? Maybe I'm blind but I just can't see what you're talking about its a 1960 1000 I don't know if they changed this setup?

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Re: Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:06 pm

Always a locknut hard up against the end of the track rod end..... Wire brush it - you will see a hex - that's the nut, the tre doesn't have a hex - usually just two flats.
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Re: Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Postby mike.perry » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:04 pm

When you have found the locknut use a good fitting spanner and a big hammer and hit it in a clockwise direction :-? oops edited. Slacken it off then wind it back against the TRE before removing the TRE. You then screw the new TRE up to the locknut and pinch the locknut tight
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Re: Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:06 pm

NO - hit it in a CLOCKWISE direction to take it away from the tre........ :roll:
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Re: Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Postby mollythemoggie » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:49 pm

Thanks guys! will see if I can find it! seems odd none of the charles ware's diagrams have it pictured!

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Re: Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:24 pm

http://www.moss-europe.co.uk/Shop/ViewP ... exID=17090 Item 61. The Moss diagrams are excellent..........
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Re: Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Postby mollythemoggie » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:42 pm

Thank you! will get that wire brush out over the weekend and see if i can get it sorted out!
Thanks for all your replies!


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