Wrenching help required: stuck tie rod end Update: SUCCESS!

Deep Creep and a nice pipe wrench (which I borrowed from a test cell tech). Thank you all for the advice! 😃


Morning Oppo, I’ve been trying to remove the outer tie rod on the Mini. The jam nut came off pretty easily but the outer tie rod it self will not budge whatsoever. The machined surface on the inner rod is pretty much worn out by how (I tried a spanner as well as the vice grip in the photo) and it just keeps slipping. We’ve let it soak in pb blaster, hit it with a propane torch but its still stuck on there.

The only way to resolve this, I think is to cut the outer end off and replace the inner rod as well. Is there some other way to remove the outer end?

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