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tie rod

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NEK5, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    alright i got a question. is the whole on the tie rod for the stabilizer threaded...i just swapped it out for a dual one and i no longer need that whole so now the bolt for it is in the tie rod and i can seem to loosen it for the life of me :mad: i really didnt wanna wack it with a hammer in case it was threaded
     
  2. neverendingproject

    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    dont think so, i went to dual, couldnt get it out so i just left it in there.
     
  3. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    well if i cant thats what i will be doing
     
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    It might be tapered and need to be wacked with a hammer. The taper would let it lock in place and prevent any undo wear in the tie rod which could cause it to fail. Give it a good smack and see what happens.

    Ira
     
  5. K5Kell

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    Try heating around the hole with a torch, that should help pop it out.
    -Kell-
     
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    After thinking about it, it probably strengthens the tie rod, because you have filled that material with something solid instead of having a hole there.
     
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    Its a slightly tapered fit. Use an impact and a pry bar to put a little force against the threads...it should come right off.
     

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