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how to straiten a tie rod

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jishory, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Jishory

    Jishory 1/2 ton status

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    how do you guys straiten a tie rod without getting a pipe stuck on it?
     
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    Shop press? I have also beaten them out with a BFH.
     
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    If its bent in, wrap a chain or rope around it, then the other end to something else and back up.

    If its bent out, drive up against something and push it :thumb:
     
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    what if its bent up?
     
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    remove both TRE's, take long adjusting sleeve, toss in trash. Add new long adjusting sleeve to existing TRE's replace.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.
     
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    Means it is excited:haha: :haha: :haha: .
     
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    a floor jack or bottle jack between tierod and engine crossmember. Repeat process for cb mount and KCs.

    where did you get stoped at? I was doing 60 down J and didnt see anyone except the mustang that passed me
     
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    we went down k, we got the hands on the dash routine as usual :o

    i was actualy thinking if it was worth it to go with high steer and a tough tierod at the same time because im about to add hydro assist.... dont have the cash right now though, bending this tie rod back isnt going to be a permanent fix. i want to be able to bash my front axle into rocks and hondas and crap with peace of mind
     

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