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post #1 of 11 Old 04-07-2011, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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Bad Tie rod..struts leaking

My Compass only has 33000 miles on it. Took it in for a tire repair/rotation and found out that one of the rear tie rods is worn/sliping and both rear struts are "leaking"...

In year one of owning this car (at about 6,000 miles), the dealer called me and replaced the tie rod bolts/nuts. Is this likely related to that? If so, should I ask the dealer to replace this part on his dime? Second, rear struts leaking? I am 50 yr old and never had this issue before...

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-08-2011, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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No one else with these issues?
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post #3 of 11 Old 04-10-2011, 04:52 AM
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On the rear they are called simply "shocks", they are coil over shocks but not struts. Shocks do leak. "Back when" we always said that the factory shocks (oil filled) would be worn out at about 20K - 35k and they needed to be replaced. Most aftermarket shocks these days are nitrogen filled but I'm unsure of the factory ones. Of course you can easily tell if the oil filled are leaking but again I'm not really sure how you tell if the nitrogen ones are leaking or not, they may still have some oil in them for lubrication.

There are no "rear tie rod ends". The rear has control arms that are set at the factory when built and a toe link that that has a camber adjustment to set the rear toe. I'm not sure what they are talking about, do they?

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I have about 48,000 miles on my Compass. About a year and a half ago... I noticed some odd "tire" noise. Going over bumps there would be this funky noise. It turned out to be my tie rods and ball joints.

The dealership wanted A LOT of money to replace these parts... but my father-in-law (who is a mechanic) was able to fix it for a fraction of the price.

He seemed surprised that these parts would "go" in such a new car, but I think it is common for the Compass. I think I remember seeing threads about it, but I'm not entirely sure.
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After reading the invoice closer, the tire repair shop said the "outer tie rod end" is worn and loose...sorry, not the rear
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I have 81k on my compass and replaced the outer tie rods. Am currently replacing both front struts, and right inner tie rod. It's a very common problem on our cars.
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Back to my original question...is the worn outer tie rod likely related to the replacement/recall bolts that I had put on at about 6,000 miles? did some of the wear occur as a result of the wrong bolts being on the car? If so, I am going to ask the dealer to pay for the parts and I will pay the labor...
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Back to my original question...is the worn outer tie rod likely related to the replacement/recall bolts that I had put on at about 6,000 miles? did some of the wear occur as a result of the wrong bolts being on the car? If so, I am going to ask the dealer to pay for the parts and I will pay the labor...
No unfortunately. But it doesn't hurt to ask them anyway.

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Use moog parts or replace it again in a year or two! IF the dealership will replace it, ask them to upgrade you to moog parts, and pay the difference between them (should be about 25% or less)

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I have a 2007 Patriot. My tie rod ends wore out at 60,000 miles. I had it at the dealership and they wanted $1100 to fix it. I took it to a local tire shop and they did it for $611. I gave them the list from the dealership of things that needed fixed and they said half of the stuff didn't need replaced! I have heard since that if you have over 50,000 miles on your jeep not to take it to the dealership anymore cause they will ream you!
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post #11 of 11 Old 05-03-2011, 04:21 PM
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I have 26000 KILOMETERS on mine and it will be in for second set of tie rods and front struts. All warranty work but what a pain.
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