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08 Pre runner inner tie rods

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by eordonez, May 21, 2011.

  1. May 21, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    eordonez

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    Hello, today i got my truck some new tires, thank you very much :D...

    The down side is that the tire shop didnt wanted to do the alignment, because when they inspected the suspension they told me my tie rods are damaged or worn and the alignment wont be done propperly unless they changed them. I told them i would ask for more opinions before repairing...

    The truck has only around 25k miles on it, and 3 yrs old, is this a common problem? how can I know if they are actually worn out? They called me into the shop while the truck was on the lift and told me to hold the rod while they shackled the front wheels, it felt like a lil bump every time they did the movement.

    Any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. May 21, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    thanks for the info! i have an appointment for service at the dealership, im gonna make them look into this.....
     
  3. May 23, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    Anymore inputs?
     
  4. May 23, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I cant see them being worn out that soon. It wouldbe covered under the powertrain warranty though.
     
  5. May 23, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    Thanks Chris, I just dont want to get ripped off, but if they are shut and theres no question about it then they need replacing.... I just want to know whats the propper way of knowing this....
     
  6. May 23, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    Grab them, and see if they are loose, or there is sloppy play in them.
     
  7. May 23, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    When i got called in the shop i grabbed them while they shaked the tires, i definitely felt a lil bump there....

    I can think a number of reasons why they might be shut, the streets down here i dont have to tell you are not the best... we have a lot of bump stops and personally i dont come to a complete stop always....

    What concerns me is that they replaced my steering rack a year ago, and they didn't notice the rods where shot?

    Anyways tomorrow the truck is going to the stealership for an oil change, ill what i can do there...
     
  8. May 24, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    I just got a call from the stealership, my suspension is ok, tie rods ok..... I knew it
     
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