Will this tool work for tie rod ends?

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by Dino soar, Sep 11, 2019 at 2:16 PM.

  1. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Yea the tool you have is made for seperating the knuckles... Its called a "pickle fork".

    Place tines between knuckle and ball joint, then hit the end with a big hammer... Might take a few good hard smacks.
     
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    This removes them without damage to reuse. A steel bearing on the inside hits on the center of the stud with no damage to threads, boot or taper.
     
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    A bolt the same size and pitch as the tie rod and 2 nuts works great too. Plus its free from the shop bolt bin lol.
     
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