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Tie Rod Ends

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by stucksucksnayota, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Dec 10, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    stucksucksnayota

    stucksucksnayota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well with almost 190k on the taco and a little bit of wandering and a few funny noises coming from the front end I figure its time to replace the tie rod ends and the ball joints.

    Where is the best place/brand to buy? Or should I just go to the local autoparts store and pick some up there?

    Anything else I should replace while I'm doing this? Steering bushing,etc?
     
  2. Dec 10, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    tacoman101

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    I'd just get some tie rod ends and ball joints from the local auto part store. Whatever you do, don't go to the stealership!!!
     
  3. Dec 10, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    mixaro

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    yeah go to a place like napa auto parts or some place like that, stay away from autozone and places like that because their parts are cheap. also get ones with grease fittings, trust me they will last a lot longer.
     
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