How do you replace a bad tie rod on a 1998 F-150?
By experience, unscrew the nut on the center drag link until
off, you may want to mark on the center link where the nut was (if
not I hope you have access to an alignment rack); secondly remove
cotter pin from top of bolt on the head of the tie rod and remove
nut. With the next part you may want use a pry bar or hammer to get
the head out. I caution using the hammer as the bolt head may
mushroom an not allow you to remove the bolt.