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How to repair Saturn L200 front inner tie Rods and front lower control arm

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Hi Marvin Thomas. Control and tie rods come lose 3 ways.
1- Loosen bolt. Then smack as hard as you can a hammer blow to the part the shalf stud is bolted to. A couple smacks usually works it lose.

2- A pickle fork - a bar the thickness of your thum 2 feet long any part stores sells, having 2 fingers with a thum size space between and 2 inches long each, tapering to a point. Jam the fork between the parts you want to separate. A couple heffty hammer blows forces on the back end of the pickle fork usually pops the connection lose.

3-I like a powerful spray product I found a 100 uses for, made to free rust stuck parts, from Mega Power - sold online, that crawls into such fitted places - and this advantage adds to the loosening factor when nothing else does. Hope these tips help. Heres its link: http://www.auto-tune-up-and-repair-options.com/Mega-Power-120-lube-spray.html

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