So I’m about to have another go at the tie rod, this time with heat. So should I just heat the tie rod itself and then take it off, even if the nut comes with it? The new one comes with a new nut, so if the nut comes off I could just count how many spins the old one takes to come off and put the new one on that many spins. Should get my alignment close enough.

Also would I just heat the very end of the tie rod or the whole part that’s on the inner tie rod?