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99 Park Avenue Inner Tie Rod removal

I am trying to remove an inner tie rod on a 99 Park Avenue. I rented Saginaw tie rod tool #27042 from autozone. I got the boot off and tried putting the tool over the ball on the inner rod but it won't go on. Also, the inner rod that is on the car has no sort of hex head on the ball. It is totally round unlike the new one i bought, which does have a hex on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Best thing i can tell you is to purchase a haynes auto repair manual at any auto parts store. 17$ it'll tell you step by step instructions.

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