James Schulte wrote:
> I got the tie rod off using 1 pipe wrench at 14" and a bigger mother of
> a wrench at 18". It fought me the whole way but using liquid wrench and
> what little strength I had left, it came free.
> Now I'm putting the new tie rod end on and I can tighten it only so far
> and the self locking nylon thread nut catches the threaded shaft and
> turns it. Now I know this is tapered, so it should tighten, but it
> won't. I used a rubber hammer to tap it into the tie rod arm more, but
> it seems to be to big a hole for the new tie rod to really snug in
> enough to tighten the nut just 2 more turns. Am I not seeing this right
> or what?
I suppose it's possible it might be the wrong part, but, if not, then
here are some of the methods I use when the taper is turning in the
Sometimes you can tap on the back side of the knuckle while turning
the nut with a wrench, driving the taper into the hole so that each
time you tap on it the nut will tighten a little bit more until it
If this doesn't work, I try using a long prybar to force the taper
into the hole while turning the nut. This almost always does it.
If this still doesn't work, the advice from another lister was good:
use a standard clean nut to tighten the taper into the bore, then
remove that nut and replace it with the nylock.
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