All attempts to loosen the tie-rod jam nuts on my 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport have failed. Im about to resort to heating it with a blow torch, but want to ensure that I won't be ruining the nut and tie rod when I do this. The parts honestly look pretty new, but I know that the previous owner replaced them and probably wrenched these nuts down far too much.
Can I reuse these parts after they've been heated?
Is there a general rule about replacing heated parts?
Are these nuts a standard size? Or would I have to replace my inner tie rod just to get a nut? I can't seem to find them online ...