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Replacing outer tie rod on a 2000 dodge neon

I am replacing the outer tie rod on my 2000 dodge neon (passenger side) and I have the basic knowlege to do this but can not get the inner tie rod to stop spinning when trying to unthread the outer tie rod. I give it a go and the whole shaft (inner and outer tie rod together)turn. I have tried everything I can think of to try and keep theinner tie rod from spinning and just can't get it. There seems tobe a small piece (clamp of some sort or something) on the original tierod that is not with the new replacement parts... I thaught maybeit was something from the factory that was stopping me from getting theouter tie rod separated... I'm lost, can you help me out?

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I just got done today doing this job, soak with PB Blast where you can see the threads, esp where you see a crevice in the underside of the tie rod end, do this at night for best results, in morning spray again and an hour later put a block of wood under the tie rod, then put a pipe wrench on the tie rod so it wont turn, youll turn it enough to get the pipe wrench against the block of wood that will stop it from turning, then get on it with a large vise grip on the round part close to the threads, give it a go and it should crack fine, didnt have to use a torch and believe me WD40 doesnt work for **** on this.

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Put the tie rod back in and thread the nut on. then you turn the inner tierod with a pipe wrench or a big pair of channel locks. you can spray the threads with pb blaster or wd-40. also if ya have a propane torch this helps loosen the threads. apply heat to the outer tierod do not heat the inner. good luck jimmy

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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