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Replacing drop links and tie rods


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I'm going to replace my tie rods, drop links, and sway bar bushings. I did a lot of searching but couldn't find a very good DIY step by step. I'm wondering if I need any special tools? Sounds like I will need a tie rod puller? Do I need this tool even if I plan on replacing the whole thing and NOT just the end. And what exactly does it look like? I have seen several different types. I will have an alignment done right after. Anyone have any tips?

Thanks!

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What you want is a tool that looks like this:

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These tools can separate the ends without damage, unlike the old "pickle fork" and hammer approach............ You can find this at just about any auto parts outlet, or Harbor Freight.

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What you want is a tool that looks like this:

41lwbgZWd%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

These tools can separate the ends without damage, unlike the old "pickle fork" and hammer approach............ You can find this at just about any auto parts outlet, or Harbor Freight.

Thank you so much! Harbor Freight is just down the street from me.

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