Holy crap. I cant get this sob to budge. it's the nut at the end of the outer and inner tie rod. No matter what I do i cant get that nut to budge and cant unscrew the end. I have it separated from the hub knuckle thinking that might allow for more leverage but nothing. Why cant anything be easy....
Any hints? I'm close to puttin git back together and over paying a garage to do it.
2008 300C SRT8
Previously: 2005 Bright Silver Magnum R/T
Have you tried pentrating oil, and let it sit for a little while?
Good quality socket, breaker bar and cheaper pipe man. SiliCroil creeping oil or the like might help too. Have someone tap on the tie rod end stud with a brass hammer while you have a big bind on it - the oil will get in and it might pop loose.
Good luck, I hate this type of pinch.
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Maybe these vids will help.
The tie rod jam nut came off real easy on both of the vids.
Try reattaching the tie rod arm to the steering arm/knuckle and keep trying to loosen the jam nut.
Thanks for the quick responses. I have plenty of tools and pretty much everything mentioned above. I only have 10w40 but that seems to have helped somewhat. I tried loosening it first. I finally got the rod end off but but there is a decent amount of fluid coming out of the boot now. There was a slow leak before, I think my inner rod and/or rack is gone. My force and moving things around havent seemed to have helped too much!
On to the passenger side. Thanks for the wrench direction, TBird. I know righty tighty, lefty loosy but still seem to get caught on this.
Thanks for the video. I wish mine was that easy!
Question fore you guys, how easy should the inner tie rod spin? mine seems to spin extremely easy.
Mine moves real easy. Here is a vid of my 300c.
thanks. Well the passenger was very easy and is already done. Driver side was just a complete bit*h. Oh well.
Does anyone happen to know the p/n number for the inner? I know I can search later just all greased up. There is definitely an issue with my inner and I believe that can be replaced separately if I remember correctly. Thanks for all the help guys.
Heat it up with a torch, it'll come loose right away, get it glowing orange and go from there....
awesome... just replaced the outers for nothing.