Simple design, inexpensive and works great .
A must have tool for removing the inner tie rod from the steering rack
Inner tie rods can be a real hassle to remove from the steering rack. Generally speaking, the inner tie rod will have flat spots where a wrench can be used to loosen or tighten it. However, it is very easy to round off this area with a standard wrench. This tool from CTA is designed to work on almost any inner tie rod and will allow you to apply more torque without damaging the inner tie rod or steering rack.
Inner Tie Rod Removal Tool - CTA-4014
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- Steering Tie Rod Removal Tool
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This tool works perfect if you are going to replace the inner tie rods. A must have for this job, will make your life easier and this project quicker.
When performing an inner tie rod removal, sometimes you find your inner tie rod disinclined to move around. This tool clamps around the inner tie rod and allows you to crack it open easily. My only complaint (if it could even be lodged as a complaint!) is that the nuts on the tool are SAE and who has SAE tools lying around? Really makes the job go smoothly. Not necessary, but one of those great little tools that makes life easier.
Extremely useful and reasonably priced. Last time I did this, I tried borrowing a set of inner tie rod removal tools which were essentially extended sockets from the local big box. Didn't work half as well as this did.
Worked good enough to replace both front inner tie rods.
If you're replacing your inner tie rods, this tool is a must have. The original inner tie rods are round, so there's no place to put a wrench or anything. This tool puts incredible torque on the inner tie rod, it makes the job effortless. All you need is a 14mm socket to tighten the nuts, and a 3/8" socket extension. The tool feels very solid in the hands, and I would highly recommend this to anyone replacing inner tie rods. Here are some pictures I took along the way. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0JwcFRp-MDcdlV5VmN4VTdHV2s&usp=sharing
Made it easy to remove the inner tie rod. Glad I bought it.
I have one of these tools (bought it someplace other than FCP), and although it does not look impressive, it works great for removing and tightening inner tie rods. Uses a 3/8 drive socket.