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Old 04-14-2019, 05:56 PM
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Tie rod keeps spinning.

After changing the steering box, I'm running into a problem: the tie rod keeps on spinning when I put on the nut. The nut is now stuck, can't tie or loosen it.

Any solutions? Thanks!
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:07 PM
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After changing the steering box, I'm running into a problem: the tie rod keeps on spinning when I put on the nut. The nut is now stuck, can't tie or loosen it.

Any solutions? Thanks!

There's usually an allen cut-out on the top of the shaft. Use an allen wrench to hold the shaft and a box end wrench to turn the nut. Worst case, use a nut cracker or saw to split the nut.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:20 PM
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Or the ever faithful hot wrench.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:23 PM
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I figured it out. It’s not an allen cut out but a torx. Hard to see when you’re working underneath the car with no space. The 300SE should be back on the road shortly.
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