Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum > tips on getting the tie rod to turn

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: tips on getting the tie rod to turn Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
06-08-2013 09:28 PM
wwch99tj
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepReaper09 View Post
Ok so broke down and bought a stupid pipe wrench since you all have suggested it. Turns out its not so stupid after all. Don't know how it worked but it did and worked like a champ! Cant thank you guys enough! My newly lifted jeep is aligned and drives straight and true!
Glad you got it
06-08-2013 04:03 PM
JeepReaper09 Ok so broke down and bought a stupid pipe wrench since you all have suggested it. Turns out its not so stupid after all. Don't know how it worked but it did and worked like a champ! Cant thank you guys enough! My newly lifted jeep is aligned and drives straight and true!
06-07-2013 08:57 AM
cballou I can attest to the effectiveness of a pipe wrench. I was in the same boat where the vise grips were just sliding and doing nothing more than marking up my tie rod. At that point I couldn't see how one would make a difference but with no other options (other than replacing the tie rod) I went ahead and purchased one. That sucker dug in and within a few rotations the tie rod was almost easy to turn (comparatively speaking) Worth the investment to get it done yourself and still a lot cheaper than paying for an alignment.
06-07-2013 08:17 AM
flflash BTW a pipe wrench is also commonly refered as a Stillson Wrench, Monkey Wrench and a Stillie if your one of our UK friends.

They also come in Left and Right versions
06-07-2013 08:02 AM
geiman
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepReaper09 View Post
Not 100% where a pipe wrench would help. There isn't a spot it would work on.
As mentioned, the pipe wrench will work on pretty much any spot on the entire bar, which makes it perfect for this job.
06-07-2013 07:21 AM
flflash ^^^ Right there, when you get it loosened up I'm a Big Fan of Never-Seize it will save you all this grief next time.....with a Jeep there's always a next time
06-07-2013 06:59 AM
wwch99tj The pipe wrench would grab onto the smooth round bar...
I usually grab mine about 3 or 4 inches from the driver side tie rod end.

You can see the marks on it here...
06-07-2013 12:25 AM
JeepReaper09 Not 100% where a pipe wrench would help. There isn't a spot it would work on.
06-06-2013 09:03 PM
cchartrand
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lightning Rod View Post
Pipe wrench...heat...spray...heat...wrench...repeat
Small turns back and forth
X2 on the pipe wrench. PB blaster for days in advance doesn't hurt either.
06-06-2013 08:49 PM
Lightning Rod Pipe wrench...heat...spray...heat...wrench...repeat
Small turns back and forth
06-06-2013 08:24 PM
JeepReaper09
tips on getting the tie rod to turn

Just finished my front suspension lift, and my toe for the alignment and I cannot for the life of me get the tie rod to turn. Advice?? I've sprayed the crap out of the tie rod ends with pb blaster and nothing. Vise grips...nothing except for scratching the rod. Help please! Thanks.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC