Replacing inner tie rod

Tiny
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  • 2007 MERCEDES BENZ E500
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The vehicle listed above is an e550 4matic. Wanting to replace the inner tie rod. My outer tie rod looks like this one, not the typical straight ones on most Benz.
Friday, March 11th, 2022 AT 10:10 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This inner tie rod comes with Axial joint.
In order to remove the inner tie rod, you will first have to remove the track rod.

I have attached the procedure for both below.
Note that you will need a puller in order to complete this. I have attached the puller info as well.

Please let me know of any questions.
Thank you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/tie-rod-end-replacement
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Friday, March 11th, 2022 AT 12:26 PM
Tiny
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So, the axial joint is the track rod? Which is the rod of the ball joint? Why does it need to be removed? Can't I loosen the nut between inner and outer and then loosen the inner and unscrew it from the outer?
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Friday, March 11th, 2022 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
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Can't find this puller based on tool number.
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Friday, March 11th, 2022 AT 12:45 PM
Tiny
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You might be able to loosen the nut between the inner and outer to remove. But it might not give you enough wiggle room to get the inner rod out.

That puller is Mercedes specific. And if I remember correctly, it might only be available through Mercedes.
You should be able to use other pullers that has different style jaws to use for pulling. Many of the parts store rents out tie rod pullers.
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Friday, March 11th, 2022 AT 8:20 PM
Tiny
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Can you tell me what we are trying to pull here so I know what tool to look for? If I remove the outer from the knuckle side what would prevent the inner from coming loose once I unscrew it from the outer?
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Saturday, March 12th, 2022 AT 7:13 AM
Tiny
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I was unable to find a detailed schematic for this. If possible, take couple of pictures of the inner tie rod and that area.
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Sunday, March 13th, 2022 AT 2:29 PM
Tiny
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Forgot to take pictures, Ugg. I went in and replaced it, no special tools whatever, probably one of the easiest inner tie rods to replace. Removed inner tie rod side using a big plumber wrench. Thanks for the help.
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Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for the update. This information will be helpful for someone else who is looking to do the same task.

Thank you for using 2CarPros.
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Friday, March 18th, 2022 AT 12:18 PM

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