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94 ford aerostar tierod

Thats it. the side oppisite the ball joint attaches to the steering cylinder under the dust grommit by a ball that is encapsulated with a long hollow nut that keeps the ball from coming out of the nut by being a little smaller than the tie rod ball.

my question now is it looks like there is a small pin i think locking the encapsulating nut from backing off of the cylinder rod by passing through the cylinder rod. this pin looks like a rivet. does it need to be grinded flush or drilled and pushed out? and then the nut just loosenes from the cylinder rod freeing the tie rod?

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Yes and the new tie rod will come with a new one just cut it off with cutting pliers

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