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Unread 11-02-2009, 02:49 PM   #31
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Just went to the dealer today and my 07 Compass needs a tie rod end AGAIN! Only have 26k miles on it!!! Plus one of the rear controling arms needs to be replaced as well.Good thing it's all covered under warrenty the lease is up on mine soon. That Subaru Forester is looking better all the time.

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Unread 01-06-2011, 09:39 AM   #32
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My wife has 08 Patriot (POS) and just found out last night while changing the Brakes at 64k that the front two lower ball joints are hosed. I see this thread has been dead for awhile but do I understand correctly that you have to replace the entire control arm to replace the ball joint?
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Unread 01-06-2011, 11:13 AM   #33
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The are LBJ's replaceable without replacing the control arm

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/m...ement-1115494/
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Unread 01-11-2011, 06:05 AM   #34
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Front suspension repairs twice this year, tie rod ends, and lower control arms, under 45K Km.
Repaired under warranty, but what can we expect when they engineers use Dodge Caliber parts which are not the caliber a JEEP requires.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 10:12 AM   #35
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both front struts are blown at 80k. replaced tie rods around 70k. im looking to upgrade the struts to something a little better than stock.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 10:50 AM   #36
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This thread scares me. I have an '10 Riot. With 17000 on it, so far, so good.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 11:03 AM   #37
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That was generally early on, mostly '07/'08. I wish I had saved my LCA so that I could have made up a set to swap out for "next time". Hopefully they have improved the vendor parts.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 01:03 PM   #38
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Unread 04-02-2011, 07:21 PM   #39
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Add my 2008 Patriot Ltd. to the tie rod replacement list at 57k miles. Of course the warranty has expired. It may very well be my last Chrysler product.
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Unread 04-20-2011, 06:09 AM   #40
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OMG! This is the third thread I've read about tie rods! My 2007 Patriot got them replace at 60,000 miles. It's a conspiracy!
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Unread 04-20-2011, 06:43 PM   #41
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OMG! This is the third thread I've read about tie rods! My 2007 Patriot got them replace at 60,000 miles. It's a conspiracy!
Not a conspiracy; just piss poor engineering.
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Unread 04-20-2011, 07:55 PM   #42
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I tend to blame the parts suppliers. Moog's are better quality. If they can do it so, can the people who supply the factory.
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Unread 07-09-2011, 10:34 AM   #43
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Ok so the dealer just told me my tie rods are going on my 07 Patriot with only 42k miles. Tie rods I can sort of accept but they're telling me they're non-replaceable because they are part of the whole rack and pinion assembly. Says has to order the whole assembly for $1026.00! Anyone know if this is true of if the tie rods can be replaced by themselves? Thanks
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Unread 07-10-2011, 07:46 AM   #44
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Here's the parts diagram for the steering set up. The tie rod ends are separate pieces.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 09:09 AM   #45
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Thanks Gramps! I'll try and independent tire shop and see what they say
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