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Old 12-19-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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Help Tie Rod Bushings

I noticed that the Tie Rod End busings look like this. Do they need to be replaced? Thanks!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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That's just the rubber dust boot. There is no bushing in a tie rod end . If they aren't torn they're fine. Might want to give them a shot of grease though.

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks Patrick but I was looking closer and they seem torn they are about 25 a piece might as well just get them before I get the death wobble! Thanks a lot
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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You can replace just the boot if the joint is good, just a couple bucks each.
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Is there any unusual play in it? Tie rod ends are meant to rock back and forth...but if you can move them in any other direction (typically a bad TRE will move in and out...like towards the castle nut and away from it). Your TREs look to be in pretty good shape (no torn boots, just a little greasy and dusty which isnt unusual to see), if you arent experiencing any ill handling or notice any unusual wear/play, I would give them a little grease and head on your way.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:36 PM   #6
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Sorry it took a while to answer but I've been checking for play in the entire front suspencion and seems that the tie rod moves around a bit. It doesn't move side to side but moves front to back is this normal?
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Sorry it took a while to answer but I've been checking for play in the entire front suspencion and seems that the tie rod moves around a bit. It doesn't move side to side but moves front to back is this normal?
Rocking front to back is normal. If there was slop when pulling and pushing the joint towards and away the castle nut, theyd need replaced. But what you are talking about is normal...new joints will do the same thing.

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