Anyone have tips for removing a stuck tie rod? Pickle fork? Does it need to be dill? Kosher?
I got it out shortly after I posted. I took off the driver's side first and it came out really easy with a few good whacks. Then I went over to the passenger side and I was hitting the stud with my 2lb hammer so much that it was mushrooming pretty good. I went back and forth between hammering and letting it soak with penetrant.Hammering the outside of the knuckle until I'm blue in the face usually works for me. I can hit 40 times and then all of a sudden it falls out, WTF????
Yes, that's how I noticed it getting more difficult to turn the wheel. I counted each rotation with 4 full rotations in total. As soon as the second rotation is about to finish is when you notice it and it happens for about a half turn of the wheel then goes back to being easy. This was with nothing attached to the gear box other than the steering shaft and the rag joint. I didn't even have the pitman arm on yet.Out of curiosity, from center, do you have the same amount of turns, lock to lock, from left and right?