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Old 08-05-2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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Tie Rod end removal

I want to do some adjusting of the toe in and out, do I have to get the special puller for the tierod end or can I just loosen the nut and tap it with a hammer or punch, or maybe put the torx head socket in the shaft and tap it. Any suggestions or experiences? Bill
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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i rented a tie rod popper offer from autozone.

the first one was a clamp that used a bolt to pop off the tie rod. All was good. The next time i used the slide that you hammer in. It worked, but tore the irreplaceable rubber grease sac.
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You do not need to remove the ball joint to adjust toe. THere is a jame nut and then some flats on a threaded rod. Turn the rod to adjust toe and tighten the nut. If you do ont know what you are doing and how to measure it you may end up with a car that is difficult to drive and wears tires very quickly.

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Old 08-06-2010, 04:06 PM   #4
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Ditto on not needing to separate the ball joint.
Are you familiar with the string system for alignments? Works great on the Box.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:29 PM   #5
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thanks guys. I know how to measure the toe with some straight edges and a rule. When you are measuring and setting the toe how far are you from the wheel centerline. Someone told me you measure out at the tread plane, but that would differ with tire size, right? Any help. Bill
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