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Hey everyone I have to replace both the inner and outer tie rod ends on my 2000 nissan xterra be a use they are frozen to the adjusting rod. With that said are both the OUTER and INNER tie rod end the same?
 

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Thank you, I was just curious as they looked the same in the picture, I guess they're not though lol.
I just installed my 3 inch ac articulator lift and it has been a nightmare with every single bolt frozen and the pasenger side torsion bar was frozen as well, along with the caliper pins as I replaced the front brakes as well. When I took it to get Aligned they came back and said they couldn't do it because the tie rod ends were frozen. They wanted 300$ for labor, I laughed at them and said give me my keys I'll do it myself.
 

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Thank you, I was just curious as they looked the same in the picture, I guess they're not though lol.
I just installed my 3 inch ac articulator lift and it has been a nightmare with every single bolt frozen and the pasenger side torsion bar was frozen as well, along with the caliper pins as I replaced the front brakes as well. When I took it to get Aligned they came back and said they couldn't do it because the tie rod ends were frozen. They wanted 300$ for labor, I laughed at them and said give me my keys I'll do it myself.
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Smart.

Use PB Blaster, not WD40 for that task, and its night and day as far as working.

Those things can take a week of pre-spraying to have time to dissolve rust welds. Torches can be your friend.>:D
 

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I let everything soak for two nights and still no luck. As for the driver side upper control arm I ended up cutting the bolts out and paying an arm and a leg for the bolts, nuts and washers. As for the passenger side torsion bar I heated it up with a torch until it was cherry red then smacked it from the back side with a maul abd extension and it popped out. I wasn't expecting this thing to give me such a hard time but luckily it's almost finished...
 

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Remember to slather all the stuff with splines and threads with a luxurious coating of antiseize compound before reassembly.

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