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Old 03-19-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default How Do I Fix a Seized Tie-Rod?

OK, so I went to align my car and found the driver's side inner and outer tie rods have seized together with rust (friggin ODOT uses too damned much salt). I've tried heating the junction with a propane torch (didn't work and I don't have access to an oxy-acetylene torch) and soaking it repeatedly in PB Blaster. No dice.

So what do I do now?
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:26 PM   #2
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Replace them. Use a little bit of anti-seize on the threads of the new ones to make it easier for a future alignment.














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Old 03-19-2008, 04:31 PM   #3
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OK, the cost of replacing them is less than the quotes I was getting for knocking it loose, but how big of a deal is it to replace them? I've NEVER done anything with steering before. Any special tools? Any tutorials?

As far as keeping them safe for the future, I was considering putting a bit of bicycle innertube over the connection between the inner and outer and sealing it with zip-ties to make them waterproof.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:42 PM   #4
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Easy, but your alignment may be way out making your car drive weird to the alignment shop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6DSjQ0F6j0
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I do the alignments myself
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:50 PM   #6
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Get this at the Andersons for around $45.00. http://www.bernzomatic.com/bernzomat...rnzoProd100044
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:32 PM   #7
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replacing a tie rod is a piece of cake. i replaced my driver side tie rod and it took me more time to jack the car up and pull the wheel off than it did to replace the tie rod.
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:35 PM   #8
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The outer tie rod seems tirvial. The inner tie rod needs changed too, and that's the one that worries me.
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trust me, it's really easy. you'll see when you get there..
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have you tried hitting the affected area with a hammer after heating it?

that is why 'impact' works
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:07 PM   #11
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Yup. I just can't get it hot enough with a propane torch, I think.

I'm trying to decide wither I want to take it to a shop to have them torch it apart, or just replace both inner and outer outright.
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Yup. I just can't get it hot enough with a propane torch, I think.
MAPP gas... just pick up one of the yellow cylinders instead of the blue propane ones, they work with propane torches and burn about twice as hot as propane.
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:14 PM   #13
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Well damn, you got me all excited there, but it's not quite that simple:
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					Butane	Propane	MAPP  	Acetylene
Flame Temperature in Oxygen (F)	4,925 	4,579 	5,301 	5,589
Flame Temperature in Air (F)		3,200 	3,450 	3,650 	4,350
So MAPP coming out of a typical propane torch head is only about 200F hotter than propane. However, a small oxy-MAPP rig, which I think I've seen at Lowes, is quite a bit hotter.
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