Re: [HELP - 2001 Ford Focus] Inner/Outer tie rod replacement
I have always just jacked the car up, turned the wheel so that the side I'm working on sticks all the way out, and put a pair of locking vise grips on it, and she comes right off.
When my GF bent the first focus tie-rod on her 03 zx3, I was like WTF, there is no marks to get a tool on there, but after about 4 hours, I put a pair of vise grips on it, and was able to turn it off. She just bent one on my 2000 focus wagon, and this time it took about 15 minutes to change the inner and outer tie-rod.
If you need to, you can put a little piece of round pipe on the vise grip, and use that to get a little more leverage. Even taping on the vise grips with a small 3-5 pound sledge hammer works too.