Has anyone ever replaced their inner tie rods on their steering rack? I noticed a few months ago some wiggle in my front passenger side wheel when I would grab the wheel and twist it from side to side. I traced the issue to something within the steering rack and since the driver side wheel wouldn't move when I wiggled the passenger side, I figured it to be the inner tie rod. On top of this, the steering rack boot broke.
I took the boot off and this is a pic of the piece I need to unscrew.
There's a lock washer on there that I had to press away from the tie rod end before i could unscrew it.
Now I need to figure out a way of getting a 32mm open end in there to break it loose. I already tried a pair of channel locks but couldn't muscle it loose.
Here's a couple pics of the new parts that are going in:
Any suggestions on how to loosen this tie rod w/out taking the steering rack out?