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Old 01-07-2001, 01:44 AM
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In the process of changing the subframe monuts. The only things keeping me from dropping the front axle carrier are the track rods. My tie rod removal tool is too big, the span is nearly as wide as the as the rod ends, so it is of no use. Careful persuasion with a drilling hammer yields no result. I'll probably swing by the parts house in the morning to see if they have a tie rod tool with a narrower span. In case I can't locate one, does anyone have any ideas on how to get the track rods off the steering knuckle in a pinch?

So far, outside of the track rods, the hardest part has been loosening the big bolts on the motor mounts. There isn't a whole lotta room to work, and it would be worse if the sub-mounts weren't shot, that's giving me an extra 3/4 to 1 inch working room.
Mike Tangas
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