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Old 06-26-2016, 11:11 AM   #1
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Inner tie rod removal

Is it possible to rremove the inner tie rod end using a 30 mm crows foot or is the special tool necessary. Pelican says to use a pipe wrench but it doesnt look lkke theres much room in there to use a pipe wrench.

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There really is no room for much of anything when working on the inner tie rod end. We use a Mayhew tool that slides over the tie rod and grips the inner flats, and it pops them loose with no fuss:

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Thanks JFP. Autozone rents a generic tool. Im going to see if it works.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:36 PM   #4
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Need to counterhold the rack portion?

[QUOTE=JFP in PA;501083]There really is no room for much of anything when working on the inner tie rod end. We use a Mayhew tool that slides over the tie rod and grips the inner flats, and it pops them loose with no fuss:

Revived! Just before purchasing Mayhew tool.

JFP. Could I ask? Do you usually ​counterhold the rack portion in any way on removing and torqueing the inner tie rod in?
And If so, the rack holding device, like Huzar's tool: Hercula Grip, are on the market
(Products to suspension - Huzar EN).
Are there any other safer effective methods for the counter holding?
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:54 AM   #5
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I bought the harbor freight inner tie rod tool around $40, it was not metric but had adapter so close it works and I figured I may never use this again. There was no need to grip the rack with that tool. Should be all just gripping the inner tie rod to remove and install
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:49 AM   #6
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So, I understand that 1-1/4" crowfoot adapter of your tool worked. That is very helpful. Thanks.
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Counter-hold at sensitive steering rack or not,I believe, is another safety- pursuing step unrelated with whether the tool can or not to release and install the inner tie rod to the rack.
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There really is no room for much of anything when working on the inner tie rod end. We use a Mayhew tool that slides over the tie rod and grips the inner flats, and it pops them loose with no fuss:

Revived! Just before purchasing Mayhew tool.

JFP. Could I ask? Do you usually ​counterhold the rack portion in any way on removing and torqueing the inner tie rod in?
And If so, the rack holding device, like Huzar's tool: Hercula Grip, are on the market
(Products to suspension - Huzar EN).
Are there any other safer effective methods for the counter holding?
Again, counter holding is not required, we have never had an issue doing it this way.
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