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Trying g to replace my steering stem but can't get the bolt for the left tirod to come out. Ride side comes out easy. Idk what to do. I've tried taking it off the caliper from the wheel and still didn't work. Any ideas would be very helpful
 

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leverage
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Use a longer wrench or put a pipe on the end of your wrench. The further your torquing hand is from the bolt the more leverage you create.

you can buy penetrating oil in an aerosol can. good thing to have in the garage. squirt some in and around the bolt and let it sit for 10 minutes to give the oil a chance to seep down through tiny spaces. Sometime it helps sometimes it don't, but it never hurts.

heat expands metal. heat up the area around the bolt with a small torch. Don't scorch it, just gently heat it up slowly by keeping the flame away and moving.


If you still can't get that bolt off try calling a real man to come do it for ya. :grin2:


don't forget to post an introduction on new members board.
 

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If it's an 04+ with the tapered style tie rod studs, you may have to give it a hit from the bottom. Spin the nut back on a few turns, put a socket you don't care about on it and give it a quick sharp hit with a smaller hammer. It should pop right out. The right side may be worn or have grease in the taper if it popped out too easy.
 
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