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Tie Rod

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bennie, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. bennie

    bennie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    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.
     
  2. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    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:
     
  3. bennie

    bennie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for the relply I've never taken a tie rod off before.
     
  4. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

  5. bennie

    bennie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for the reply and pics.
     

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