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Ok so I am changing tie rods...I have the draglink all installed as it should be and new stabilizer so that went great..My issue atm is this...I can not get the old TRE's to twist off the tie rod... Any suggestions on getting this done? THis is all I have left to have it done..been trying to work and watch the darn OU game and it's slowing me down..
 

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I would try some heat on them. Either propane, or a MAPP gas torch. Heat up the end of the tierod where the TRE threads in.
 

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Well ended the night getting one end off but one end won't buudge with brute force..Neighbor has a torch but he just got in so I'll tackle it tomorrow..If I can't get it to budge I may just have to suck it up and spend the $25 bucks on a new rod..
 

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Ok so I am changing tie rods...I have the draglink all installed as it should be and new stabilizer so that went great..My issue atm is this...I can not get the old TRE's to twist off the tie rod... Any suggestions on getting this done? THis is all I have left to have it done..been trying to work and watch the darn OU game and it's slowing me down..
Autoparts has a tool "Big C clamp" that you can rent. I used it to press out my u-joints on my Dana 30, but it had stuff in the kit for tie-rods.

The heat thing will work too.
 

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Ok got it done...with a little heat and pipe wrench it all worked out..had to replace the tie rod itself so I was remove the tre's from the JY tie rod and the darn things were on tight..Downside is now I have a little wine noise...whihc I am ssuming means the toe in/out is all fubar?
 

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Yeah I am guessing they are out of wack..I am going to take it in for a professional alignment for the first time and do it myself from then on out...How ever I was reading on go jeep that with a select track ie 242 t-case the toe in is 0%.
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I had the same problem with the xj's tie rod/ends when i bought it. I could not turn the tie rod, even with the entire weight of my body (185 lbs) leaning on a pipewrench extended by a hi-jack handle. You could see the tie rod twist a little. Unbelievably SEIZED. I just took it off and toss it away for spare and got new stuff from 4wd. Now i can turn it with my hand no problem. I hope you used anti-seize on all the threads. ;)
 
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