[TR] Removing Tie-rod 56TR3

Harold Sawatsky hsawatsk at sasktel.net
Fri Jan 22 09:30:59 MST 2016

I'll check our local auto parts supplier here. 

Harold Sawatsky
Remax Crown Real Estate
hsawatsky at remax.com

> On Jan 22, 2016, at 9:41 AM, Randall <TR3driver at ca.rr.com> wrote:
>> First, thanks for all the input I received before Xmas. The 
>> project this weekend is to remove the tie rod as one of the 
>> fulcrum pins is completely destroyed
> A very common problem in my experience.  You might want to consider upgrading to the Delrin/SS joints as sold by ARE & TRF.  They
> will last much longer.
>> Also, should we replace any other bushings while we are 
>> doing this? It does look like most other components are in 
>> good condition.
> The inner A-arm bushings are another common problem, IMO; particularly the upper ones.  For the other joints, pry and wiggle against
> them looking for any movement.  In general, if you can see them move at all in ways they are not supposed to, the joint should be
> replaced.
> Also look for any play in the steering box.  If you see any, my suggestion is to rebuild it rather than trying to adjust the screw
> on the top.  It's to compensate for manufacturing tolerances, not wear IMO.
>> Trying to find some documentation or advice as to the best 
>> way to proceed and do I need any specialty tools.
> This style of tool seems to work the best for me
> http://www.harborfreight.com/3-4-quarter-inch-forged-ball-joint-separator-99849.html
> Never had much luck with the "pickle fork" style, especially on those fulcrum pins (aka silentblocs).
> Randall

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