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Tie rod ends

Hi on my 1995 ford escort i am replacing the outer tie rods ends the passenger side went nice and smooth by the drivers side i am having problems, cant seem to break it loose. Tride penetrating oil, WD-40, I even heated it up thinking there might be some rust inside the threads. Need some help plz!

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You're on the right track. It's going to take breaking up the rust and getting a large wrench to get some leverage and twist it off.

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