Outer Tie Rod Remover/Ball Joint Separator This tool is a must when youre servicing outer tie rods and ball joints. It works on imported and domestic models, front or rear wheel drive, cast or stamped-steel steering knuckles. Handles up to 5 tons of force. Jaws spread to 3. Jaws, once tightened, wont slip on the knuckle. No. 7503 Outer tie rod remover.