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Old 11-06-2003, 04:27 PM
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Since you using a pickel fork and a hammer I figure your replacing the tie rod ends. If so use a propane torch on the fitting. It will expand the outer unit and allow the ball joint to release. It will also melt the rubber around the ball joint. But as long as your replacing... who cares. After heating the unit then use the pickel fork.

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