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the post just swivels with my tightening movements. I can't get the nut to go down more than 2 threads. I even tried clamping the post below the arm, with needle-nosed vise-grips. is there a trick to this?
Thanks in advance,

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Alright man, I'll tell you the secret! First off, make sure the threads are all nice and clean on both rod end and nut, then place a couple blocks of wood under the tie rod end and a bottle jack on top of the wood. Now just apply alot of pressure to the bottom of the tie rod end by jacking up the bottle jack and thread that nut on. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

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That is a great tip, I have always just used my pickle fork to hold pressure doen on the rod until the nut covers the threads then I hold the trreads from the top with vice grips.

I like Jeff's way MUCH better, thanks for the tip!
 

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I just give it a solid whack with a deadblow hammer and then put the castle nut on with the impact. Usually the force of seating it is enough to turn it with anything...

Jim
 
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