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I was reinstalling everything after changing my u joints and went to put my tie rod back on knuckle side. I was tightening the nut up and the tie rod end spun also. Does that mean my tie rod ends are bad?
 

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No not really. A lot of times the threads get junk in them and the end will spin when putting the nut back on a used one.
I usually just push the end into the spindle while tightening the nut. An impact gun really helps here to get the nut run down without the end spinning.
 

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I tried cleaning out the threads but i guess that could still be the problem. How can I check the ends to see if they are bad?
 

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Does the stud/ball pull up or feel really loose within the socket. If it does the end is normally bad.
 

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otherwise if you dont want to use a floor jack, use a pry bar in the same sense to put pressure on it and run the nut down on it
the floor jack works much easier though
-Josh
 

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I might be missing something here, but why did you pull the tie rod to change Ujoints?? Did you do balljoints also?
 
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