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Replace inner tie rod ends on 2005 gmc 1500 . have ev370 moog parts is there a special tool 2 remove the inner rod ends from rack &pinnion. Ihave the tools 4 the outer but the inner looks like a big collar

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Yes, there is an inner tie rod end wrench, there are a few different types of wrenches available. You should be able to borrow one from one of your local parts stores. (Oreillys, Auto Zone, Napa, etc..)

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