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Was thinking about buying a tie rod fork from harbor freight. Set includes one 8-1/4'' handle and three forks: 11/16'', 15/16'' and 1-1/8''. Will this set work for an 85 CJ7 with stock rod ends?
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yes it will, although i have found it easier to just hit the knuckle where the tre goes thru. That loosens them up and they usually just pop right out then
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I went to Sears and got a pickel fork set that sounds similar. I love that thing! I say get it, it will work.
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yes it will, although i have found it easier to just hit the knuckle where the tre goes thru. That loosens them up and they usually just pop right out then

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Yup, two or three good whacks with a hammer will knock 'em right out. Pickle forks have a tendency to tear the grease boots, so be careful.
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Hmm.....last time I tried the whack method, it would not come out. I ended up renting the fork and then it came right out. Okay, I'm gonna order it. It's only $10, so what the heck! Thanks!
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yes it will, although i have found it easier to just hit the knuckle where the tre goes thru. That loosens them up and they usually just pop right out then

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Joel has magic in his hammer. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Not really but if you know how to smack the darn things they will just pop apart...

Given that I don't have that deadly aim... and I don't like pickle forks...

Same place, different tool that does the same thing only better.

Try this:

<u>SMALL TIE ROD & PITMAN ARM PULLER </u>

They have different sizes... I have two or is it three?... don't matter even AutoZone has them for a couple of bucks more that Harbor Freight.

Take the castle nut off... then put it back on upside down... just a hint so you don't mess the threads up.

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You can buy replacement boots for the tie rod ends. There are rubber and polyurethane replacements.
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take a large ball peen hammer.. 3 whacks and they always pop off for me.
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ya... a few good whacks.. you girls with tj's in cali can get away with that.. but us noreasters with rusted out cj's.. your little whacking stragedy isnt going to cut it.. get the forks.. beat the snot out of them..
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Re: Tie Rod Tool

Hey! I've got a CJ, with REAL round headlights. And my baby came from Georgia, so the whacking method don't work. In regards to the puller tool, which size from HF should I order, the large or small one? I have no idea what size rod end a CJ has. Anyone?
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