What worked for me was heating the junction of the two parts with the
propane torch for a few minutes, then simultaneously whacking the "eye" of
the steering arm on opposite sides with a pair of hammers. Kind of a
variant of the "seed squeezed between fingers" approach. Worked on the
Austin which hadn't been apart for 45 years.
>I am having an H of a time trying to replace a tie rod end. The ball
> joint is bad and it got failed for safety inspection for it. I picked
> up a ball joint splitter. (the kind you use with a hammer) but the
> frigging thing won't give.
> Any suggestions??
> Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.