Before I changed my inner tie rods I searched all around the forum for a picture of the pin that prevented it from backing out to get an idea of how to remove it, to no avail. I also felt a more intuitive tutorial was needed. Attached is a picture of the pin and a step-by-step tutorial for anybody interested in saving some cash. This procedure took me ~3 hours and cost me $50 for the specialty tool that I used / needed. Tools Needed: -Jackstands -Small pick tool -Side cutter pliers -Needle Nose Plyers -Various sockets (14mm? for the outer TRE, 19mm for the lug nuts) -Large adjustable open ended wrench -LISLE Inner Tie Rod Tool Part# 45750 -1/2" breaker bar -3/8" socket wrench -Torque Wrench -12" 1/2" extension -2 small flat head screwdrivers and one long one -Hammer -Small block of wood (optional but recommended) Parts Needed: -2 new inner TRs -2 new hose clamps for the bellows (I found the outer ones were in good shape and easy to reinstall) -2 new cotter pins for the outer TRE castle nuts -Red Loctite (came with the new TRs) The procedure is pretty straightforward: 1. Jack up car 2. Remove wheels 3. Starting on the drivers side, loosen the nut connecting the inner TR to the outer TRE. 4. Pull the cotter pin located below the castle nut of the outer TRE and loosen the castle nut so that it extends past the threads of the stud to protect them. Place the block of wood against the nut and give it a few sharp whacks to break it free. 5. Rotate the outer TRE to remove it, making sure to count and record how many turns it took to back it off. Remove the nut that held the inner TR against the outer TRE. 6. Remove the bellows covering the inner TRs by taking the needle nose plyers and removing the outer clamps. Take a long flat head screwdriver and remove the inner clamp by inserting it into the slot in the clamp and twisting / prying. The clamp should pop open. Pull the bellow off by twisting and pulling, making sure to disconnect the breather tube (it just pulls out.) 7. Remove mushroom pin on inner TR: I ended up removing the mushroom pin with a small pick until it was pushed far enough up that I could put two small screwdrivers under the mushroom head and pry up on it. The mushroom pin is a 2 piece construction - soft metal surrounding a small, hard inner pin. The mushroom head broke off on both pins when I was removing them, but not until the small inner pin was far enough up for me to remove it with pliers. I assume you are not supposed to remove the entire pin, just the small inner pin. There was still soft metal contained within the TRE, but it didn't seem to score the rack's threads. 8. Place the open ended wrench over the exposed teeth of the steering rack and have someone hold the rack steady. Don't let the inner part of the rack rotate or you will be replacing the entire rack! 9. Construct the Lisle tool over the inner tie rod and use the breaker bar / extension to break it free. You should then be able to back it off with your hand. 10. Clean the threads on the rack and install the new inner TR with the red loctite supplied. Construct the Lisle tool over the new TR and torque to 66-81 ft/lb (pretty sure on the torque specs, check the documentation provided by with the inner TR.) 11.The passenger side is the same although you have to adjust the steering wheel until you can grap the rack's threads on the drivers side and get the tool over the TR on the passenger side at the same time. Installation is the opposite of removal with the following notes. Clean the bellows before replacing them. Replace the inner clamps with new hose clamps. Replace the cotter pins below the castle nuts with new units. Make sure to screw the outer TREs back on the same amount of turns you took them off with. Put anti-seize where the outer TRE goes through the steering knuckle to save yourself some hassle if you have to take them off again. I would appreciate it if somebody would list the torque specs for the castle nuts, inner to outer connecting nuts and wheel lug nuts (IIRC the last one is 75-100ft/lb, I always torque them to 95ft/lb and know for a fact that is within the spec.) Please post up any corrections or errors I made / things I missed and I will edit the post. Hopefully this can become a sticky somewhere.