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f you're just replacing the adjuster sleeves, you only need to disconnect the outer tie-rod end from the spindle. You should have no vertical movement of the tie-rod coupling on the spindle-if you do, it's time to get new tie-rod ends. Use a mallet to loosen the tie-rod end from the spindle (after removing the cotter pin and castellated nut). Use a pickle fork at your peril: it will usually ruin everything it touches.