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Re: Tie Rod end

To: "Larry B. Macy, Ph.D." <macy@bbl.med.upenn.edu>
Subject: Re: Tie Rod end
From: "Glen Byrns" <grbyrns@ucdavis.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 13:00:01 -0700

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
> -- 
> Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.

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