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Wayne's tip on worn tie rod ends

 

Tie rodsDo tie rods make noise?

Actually, your tie rod ends should never make a noise during vehicle operation. They would have to be "dangerously" worn in order to make a popping noise when the steering wheel is turned. At that point, if you feel you are getting that type of noise when you turn, park the vehicle and contact us for on the spot advice. Also, if your tire rod ends are the actual problem, your front tires will exhibit severe irregular tire wear, so check them for this condition as well. Unless you have a mechanical aptitude and the proper tools, this is not a typical "do-it-yourself" type project.

A tie rod consists of an inner and an outer end. The spokes on a bicycle’s wheels are tie rods. The tie rod transmits force from the steering center link or the rack gear to the steering knuckle. This will cause the wheel to turn. The tie rod transmits force from the steering center link or the rack gear to the steering knuckle. This will cause the wheel to turn.

 Worn tie rod ends can be detected by raising the suspension and rocking the front wheel back and forth. If there is any free play, it probably means the tie rod ends are bad. Toe alignment must be reset once the new tie rods ends have been installed.

If one tie rod end is worn out we suggest replacing both, if one is worn to have 1/8" of play, the other may be next if it’s not already contributing to that play.

 

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