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    Evo Drag-link flip question

    I’ve unbolted the draglink/steering knuckle bolts and the passenger draglink bolt, but it won’t come out.

    Do I keep hammering it and spraying 4d on it or should I unbolt the driver side bolt also and see if that helps


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    When I did it I just hammered it out.


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    There’s also tie rod end pullers or a pickle fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeruGE*144 View Post
    There’s also tie rod end pullers or a pickle fork.
    Just tried the pickle fork- still nothing

    Gonna return it and rent a tie rod end puller now and see if that gets it out


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    Evo Drag-link flip question

    Quote Originally Posted by Dune Crawler View Post
    Just tried the pickle fork- still nothing

    Gonna return it and rent a tie rod end puller now and see if that gets it out


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    With the pickle fork you just whack it, don’t use it as pry bar, it might mess up the rubber boot on the tie rod end though.

    If you use tie rod end puller, I would get some pressure on it. Then try whacking the knuckle from the side where tie rod end eyelet is. it should pop. If not maybe get some more pressure on the puller and whack it again. Spray some PB blaster on there too.

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    Evo Drag-link flip question

    You can also thread the nut back on there until you have few threads in and try to tap it straight out. I wouldn’t recommend hitting it too hard though like that though.

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    Loosen the nut but don't remove it. Hit the side of the draglink and knuckle hard. It should pop. If it doesn't, hit the draglink bar up or down depending on which way it needs to go for removal. You will definitely need to put your purse down during this process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepinLife View Post
    Sometimes you gotta treat it like it isn't yours
    lol, touché

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