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Tie rod removal help.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 5trucks, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. 5trucks

    5trucks 1/2 ton status

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    I did my x-over and my tie rod mounts from the top of the knuckle. The clearence is very minimal and will not allow me to remove the tie rod. Do i need to remove the knuckle or is there another trick to doing this? I need to weld my hydro assist brackets on and i want them to weld nice so i want complete control of the tie rod. Thanks!
     
  2. ccatlett1984

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    post a pic, so we can see what you are talking about.
     
  3. 5trucks

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    The best i can do right now. Hope the visual helps. Thanks!

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    That should be plenty of room. the TRE is tapered, so as it comes up, pull it forward.
     
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    have you actuaaly tried to remove it, or is it just because it doesn't look like it will come out. Kinda looks to me that it might be able to be maneuvered out.
     
  6. YZEATER

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    let the axle droop down by supporting the weight of the frame. you'll have enough cleance then.
     
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    Just take the sleve off -remove the bolts and nock the clamps back with a hammer - probably will need to pry it apart and rotate the tie rod end forward. Should be easy to get off the truck at that point.
     
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    That will not change how big the knuckle is.
     
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    the springs will arch and create room between the rod and the spring pack. think about it looking from the side.
     
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    Thanks all. I will attempt tomorrow.
     
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    are you going to use a factory tie rod for hydro assist? it may be wiser to put something less like bailing wire on there for something as strong as a hydraulic ram. just my .02
     
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    All i have for now. I am gonna make something up outta 1 1/2" .250 wall when i get the funds but for now, i think it'll hold. Ran hydro assist on my 79 scout II on the factory tie rod with the same ram and never had a prob playin @ the hammers. Swithched to a d60 and used the factory one there also. Again, no issues. I hear ya though. I take and welcome all advice. Thanks!

    Damn, i was a fat bastard.:eek1:

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