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    Tie Rod Removal, please help...

    Is it possible to remove the tie rod with the steering box still conncected. How do you acheive this? It looks like you can unscrew it directly from the bulging section of it. Has anybody ever done this personally. I only need to replace one side, so i really don't want to have to take out the whole unit. Thanks.

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    Nobody in suspension and handling seems to know. Perhaps one of you Suby techs knows!
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    Looking at the manual- I'd say it would be difficult, but possible. The entire boot needs to be removed, first the tie rod end (two bolts), then a small clip, then a band on the other end. Then you need to pull the rack out ~ 40mm and remove another clip. They show a specail tool- sapnner wrench) to loosen the lock nut, then tighten the adjusting screw unti it no longer tightens and finally using a 32mm wrench remove the tie rod.

    Looks like a couple of "special tools" are used and they show it being done w/ the rack removed as I'm guessing quarters will be tight.

    Good luck.

    Big Sky

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    Thanks Big Sky, i'm not quite sure what i'm going to do with it yet, i guess i'm just gonna take out the whole rack, thanks again.

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