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Thread: Where to get a tie-rod removal tool?

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    Default Where to get a PROPER tie-rod removal tool?

    For my E34, M50 '93 525i.
    Like the one on the E34.net site.
    From what I can find, it's a STAHLWILLE brand, Part No. 12616.
    I've found them on Ebay but we're talking over $90 with shipping.
    OUCH.
    For such a wee tool? Come on.

    I did find a cheaper one on there....brand name Draper, I believe, but is is a LOT weaker looking.

    Anyone find a better price?
    Feel free to e-mail me with a link!

    I've had enough of beating the hell out of things with a tie-rod end seperator ("pickle fork") in the past. It's time for the PROPER tool.
    Besides, I'm TOO close to that precious steering box to be dealing blows to the pitman arm area. NO thanks.

    Thanks for the help.
    Last edited by MO525; 03-29-2004 at 10:54 PM.

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    I use this lever type ball joint separator tool from JCWhitney, PN 81ZX2149N . For about $25 delivered it's a bargain.

    http://www.jcwhitney.com/webapp/wcs/...&storeId=10101

    Paul Shovestul

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    I rented a set of pullers for front suspension from Kragen Autos when I did the control arms, in the set of a couple of tie-rod pullers. The cost was around $6 for 12 hours. I was also told that Autozone rent tools for free.

    glen-sj

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    Default Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bellicose Right Winger
    I use this lever type ball joint separator tool from JCWhitney, PN 81ZX2149N . For about $25 delivered it's a bargain.

    http://www.jcwhitney.com/webapp/wcs/...&storeId=10101

    Paul Shovestul
    Exactly what I was looking for.
    The parts/tool houses around here look at me like I have two heads when I show them a pic of such a tool.
    And it was at J.C. Whitney all along....I'll be darned.

    MUCH appreciated.

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    Default I tried Auto Zone....

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    I rented a set of pullers for front suspension from Kragen Autos when I did the control arms, in the set of a couple of tie-rod pullers. The cost was around $6 for 12 hours. I was also told that Autozone rent tools for free.

    glen-sj

    The tie rod puller they have is WAY too big for the close confines of the driver's side inner tie rod end, whereas the lever-type (Auto Zone never heard of such a thing ) would be IDEAL.

    Thanks for the input!

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