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Unread 07-02-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
jeepkj617
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Tie rod issues

Went to get reinspected today.

Rejected due to:
"Left front tie rod issue - very loose, maybe not tie rod"
misaligned headlights
top brake light out

I went and realigned my lights and replaced the brake light bulb for $4 at advance auto which leaves... the tie rod.


Should I use stock or aftermarket replacement parts and how difficult is the repair?

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Unread 07-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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The outer tie rod end is easy to replace,the inner tie rod end is more difficult.Eitherway you will need a alignment after putting on a new tie rod end,no way around it and counting threads get's you close but it will be out of alignment.
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Unread 07-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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ok, i need an alignment anyway - plus if I can get it close ish, the place I bought my tires from last year owes me a free alignment this month anyway.

Looks like the ball joint on the outer drivers side is shot - I'm replacing both the outers (left and right) while I'm under there

Also, are the moog tie rods ok?
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Unread 07-20-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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I was just wondering before you had it checked out to see it was the tirod if the Jeep was making any noises? My Jeep has this constant clicking sound (sounds like rock in tire) but have had new tires, only when Jeep is in motion do I hear this clicking noise that drives me nuts. Sounds like front left side. Thanks.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 05:03 PM   #5
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Tie rod end will not give a clicking sound
Start checking the rear boot on the front driveshaft, the CVs etc
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