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2005 Ford Focus S 3dr Coupe ZX3

2005 Ford Focus
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Compact
26 mpg city / 35 mpg hwy
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October 16, 2012, 10:20 am

Kyle F

Question: How can i remove the inner tie rod?

I have a bent drivers side inner tie rod on my car I've tries everything to get it off, I rented specialty tie rod tools none worked, pipe wrenches,.. you name it.... my problem is that the ball and bearing part has NO flat edges on it to grab on to it to screw it out.. and there is very limited room to fit anything in there. If anyone knows or can help, would ne appreciated.

October 23, 2012, 8:44 pm

Richard W
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There is a flat side for the tool to go onto. Move the wheel so the rod it out. Find the flat spot for the tool.

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