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I was changing ball joint on outer end of tie rod, the wrench stayed still but the tie rod spun...I need to open boot at inner end....any suggestions or tips

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The tie rod will spin if the nut on the threads is seized, use heat to loosen the nut and grip tie rod with vise grips or similar and dont allow to turn

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11) Hold the tie rod with a wrench, and remove the outer tie rod end from the threaded rod, counting the number of complete turns it takes to remove the tie rod end from the shaft. Write the number of turns on a piece of note paper.

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