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PAUL NEEDS HELP!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Can Can, May 5, 2002.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Hi guys! This is Paul's wife Kim. He in the middle of a truck repair and needs help. He's putting on a new steering stabilizer and he can't get the sleeved rod out of the tie rod end on the old one. PLEASE HELP, He's waiting for a call from me. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Heat it if possible and whack it hard!!!!!
     
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    Soak it good with PB Blaster and put the nut back on and use a BFH.. My took some time to get out, but I prevailed.
     
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    Carefully smack the tie-rod with a hammer, right where the taperd end goes into the tie-rod, a blow 90 degrees to the bolt. With a hard enough impact, it should un-seat and sleaved bolt should be easily removed.

    Try holding the tie-rod or support it some-how, to help keep the strain off of the tie-rod.
     
  5. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Thanks for you help guys. That's what he thought, but thought there might be another trick. He said he will fill you in later.
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Thanks, brothers/forums/images/icons/smile.gif!!!! I can't believe how hard that sucker was wedged into the tie-rod end/forums/images/icons/tongue.gif........I ended up using a tiger torch to heat the tie rod end up and after a couple of solid whacks the bolt popped out, easy as pie.

    I called Kim and walked her through the posting process and, as expected, the brotherhood came through!!! Thanks again, guys. Nothing like having a remote connection to CK5 when you need it, eh?/forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    The adjuster sleeve is only $7 or so bucks (US).
     

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