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Old 11-08-2002, 01:29 PM
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Pickle Fork

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I would be grateful for a Limey decode on pickle fork.

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Old 11-08-2002, 01:50 PM
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The source of the name is a piece of dinnerware used to spear a pickle off the pickle dish, or out of a pickle jar (for those of us who are so crass as to serve them from a jar. It is small with only two tines.

This name is applied to a tie rod end puller. This tool also has two tines, but they are wedge shaped and about 5/8" apart. It is like two wedge shaped chisels attached parallel to each other. You can drive it between a tie rod end and steering arm, pitman arm or idler arm to remove the pesky old tie rod ends.

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Old 11-08-2002, 01:56 PM
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Here's a picture of a pickle fork set.

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Old 11-08-2002, 01:58 PM
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It's a two-prong wedge used to separate tie rod ends and ball joints from their attach points. It's used with a hammer to force the separation. A much smaller version is used to spear pickles and remove them from a jar.

What's it called in the UK?
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Old 11-08-2002, 02:57 PM
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Thanks to LarryBible, Jeff and Kestas

I think we call them ball joint seperators or ball joint splitters.

This is a brilliant forum - thanks guys

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