When I bought my Jeep I noticed that in order to go straight you had to hold the steering wheel almost at a 45* angle. The dealer said that this was due to the rear bushings. So, I bought the Jeep and took it to a local mechanic and told him to check out the rear bushings and replace what needed to be replaced.
He came back into the waiting room and brought me out to my Jeep on the lift. He showed me that the tie rod and track bar would swing back and forth, and said that's the problem. He then printed me out a quote saying I needed the following to fix it:
Tie Rod 30.83"
Tie Rod 35.34"
Tie Rod @ Axle
Tie Rod @ Pitman Arm
With labor this all came out to $894.73, but I haven't had it fixed yet.
I got back under the Jeep today and checked things out. Nothing looks cracked or broken, but the bushings are completely shot to ****.
Here's my question:
Judging from the pictures below, do you think I need new parts or just new bushings? Are these bushings press-fit into the components?