I bought new inner and outer tie rods, got the rack off, and am now looking at my new parts, the rack, and the red Fiero shop manual. How do I remove the inner tie rods when they are staked to the rack? The manual shows using two wrenches - one to turn the tie rod (makes sense) and one on the rack shaft and it says to be sure to grab the teeth so as not to hurt the gear. I don't see any teeth though. The rack shaft sits too far into the rack housing for me to see any teeth. (I have attached a photo of what I am looking at.) I am guessing this probably means I need to disassemble the rack more to be able to see the teeth. But this is the missing instruction from the shop manual, so I was hoping someone here could fill me in. To the right of the inner tie rod in the photo is an aluminum tube that looks like it is built into the rack. I am guessing the part of the shaft where teeth are is buried inside this tube? Do I need to take the pinion piece off to slide the shaft left or right to get to the teeth? I assumed I didn't because of the stories I have read of people changing an inner tie rod without removing the rack from the car.
ps. This is my first post to PFF, but I can't tell you how many hundreds of messages I've read on here now trying to restore a 1984 Indy that I bought a few months ago.