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Re: Stuck Tie Rod End Nut

To: mgs@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Re: Stuck Tie Rod End Nut
From: Chad Cooper <>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 18:21:58 -0500
Don't forget that the nut on one side is reverse threaded, don't
remember which side but just wanted let you know in case you didn't.

'72 B Daily Driver
> > Just discovered a tear in one of the B's steering rack boots.
> > Of course I don't want to drive with this, and I already had a
> > spare set, so out came the wrenches. Well the side with
> > the tear has a stuck lock nut, the one you have to loosen
> > to get the tie rod out of the ball joint. The nut has a gash in it.
> > Looks like it took a pretty good hit from some stone or something.
> > I don't know if the nut is stuck from being deformed or from rust.
> > Any ideas on getting it loose? I don't know what to do other than
> > soaking it in "Blaster" and buying longer wrenches.
> >
> > BTW, does the rack and the boot share the same oil? In other
> > words, will the steering pinion loose its lubrication if there is
> > a tear in the boot? When you put the new boot on, do you
> > put any kind of lube in it, or does filling the rack with oil take
> > care of that?
> >
> > The rod inside the old boot looks like it is covered with reasonably
> > clean oil, so I'm thinking I found the tear in time. I hope.
> >
> > Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
> > 52 MGTD - under DIY restoration NEMGTR #11470
> > 71 MGB   - finally home after 2 years in shop, AMGBA #96-12029
> >

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