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07-14-2007, 01:03 PM
May be a dumb ? but how do I remove the tie rod from a Kioti LK3054 tractor. I took the castle nuts off the bottom but the tie rod will not come off. Please help if you can. Thanks.

07-14-2007, 08:49 PM
What you need is a tie rod removing tool, AKA pickle fork, a piece of heavy steel, that almost resembles a tuning fork, except the fork end is tapered to wedge the joint apart. Sometimes you can get the tie rod end out by putting the nut on loose, and lay a bfh on the spindle arm, and hit the nut with another bfh, but be sure to hit it square, or you can mess up the threads! Good luck!:waving:

07-14-2007, 09:54 PM
Thanks for the relply I've never taken a tie rod off before.

07-22-2007, 11:49 PM
Pics are here.

07-23-2007, 04:37 PM
Thanks for the reply and pics.