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Am I missing something here? When I replaced the castor arm bushings recently I learned that the nuts at either end of the rod were to lock down the ball joint and fork. I removed all the other tie rods yesterday. Are all the nuts on all the ends of all the rods the locking mechanism? I can't seem to budge all but two of them. The nuts on either end of the long central tie rod won't budge. Is there a trick? Should I apply heat? I feel like the real nut is on my end of the wrench!
 

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Of the two tie rod ends on each tie rod, one is a left hand thread. So of the six total tie rod ends three are right hand and three are left hand.
 

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We''ll see tomorrow. I think I am turning the right way. I am looking at the threads. Tonight a lot of Pinot Noir is called for.
 

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A torch, elbow grease and some cuss word that are still floating around my garage got it done.
 
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