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My tie rods ends are wiggling and giggling al over the place, I mean its going to pop any day so I stopped driving it. Whats parts do I need to get things back in line?
I'm going to be doing a granada front disc brake swap, I already have the spindles and calipers and plan on buying some cross drilled rotors from www.Rotorsonline.com
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Everything, as in all the tie rods, sleeves, and probably ball joints will likely need to be replaced if the tie rods are in that poor of a condition.
Buy a front end rebuild kit. It's not that expensive, and not really that difficult.
You'll need a ball joint tool, frequently called a pickle fork, and a bfh, some sockets, and a wrench or two, a pair of pliers for cotter pins, etc.

Check your strut rods too. They have bushings that wear and can crack from use.

Or, you can just replace the offending tie rods and see what happens from there.
 

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Word of caution, tie rod ends and other suspension parts that have been on 40+ years are hard to get off even with a pickle fork. I hammered away for at least an hour on each one. But I don't have a lot of bodyweight behind me...so go figure. I broke 2 tie rod end removers trying to take them off, so I stuck with hammering at the pickle fork. Renting parts from the store is a PITA when they want $100 deposit for the tools you need...when you don't have $100. Have fun with it though.
 

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Catman where did you find that set and how much for it?
 

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Those pullers look a little more robust then what I got off the shelf at the parts store. What are they making the ones on the shelf from that makes them break so easy?
 

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Catman where did you find that set and how much for it?
I just used the kit that Advance Auto Parts had which looked the same as the picture I posted from this site.

http://www.brandsplace.com/tool-automotive-repair-strut---spring-tools.html

The kit at Advance Auto was a little over a hundred bucks but I got all the money back when I returned it.

Brandon's right the picture of the kit does look thicker than the ones I rented but they worked. Maybe I just got lucky because the parts I removed were only on the 93 Cougar for 17 years. I had one ball joint that gave me some trouble so I removed the tool and heated up the ball joint with a propane torch, put the tool back on and it popped right off.
 

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Thanks Catman, we have an Advanced Auto Part in my area so I'll have to check it out.

Thanks again.

Michael
 
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