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Tie rod question?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by sir1123, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. sir1123

    sir1123 [OP] Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    i need to replace my tir rods but what do i actually replace...i have a little wigglw in the wheel and the rack is moving.....do i just do steering bushing and tie rod ends? or do you replace the whole tie rod? need help my tires wont get alighnid and crowning bad
     
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    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

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    how many miles on ur truck? I just replaced my bushings and inner and outter tie rods. @ 280k miles.
     
  3. sir1123

    sir1123 [OP] Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    215xxx ....so i should do inner and outer?
     
  4. sir1123

    sir1123 [OP] Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    but what on the inner tie rods wears out i see no bushing or ball jints on the inners
     
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    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

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    The inners are covered by a boot. I did mine by myself. I would deff reccomend doing both and if u get some wondering on the highway i would buy the bushings from wheelers and u can do them urself easily.
     
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    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

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    Inner tie rod
     
  7. sir1123

    sir1123 [OP] Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    i have no wandering just the alignment wont stay....i have a rack bushing and have replaced all sway bar bushings already..... i guess it makes sense do do both inner and out all at once.......thanks boss sounds like a trip to Parks auto in the a.m.
     
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    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

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    I would recomend u do it urself. labor is sometimes pricey, and u could get moog parts cheep from amazon. Glad i could help
     
  9. sir1123

    sir1123 [OP] Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    ya man i do all my truck labor...lots of info and youtube to watch for help
     
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    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

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    ok. good luck
     
  11. sir1123

    sir1123 [OP] Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    so i re checked my tie rods and there is no play in either of them.....so i just did the rack bushiings....my tires are crowning and have uneven lug wear....should i just get it re aligned? what else could the wear be due to? it has been aligned and they said it would probebly not hold due to my tie rods......they are solid as i rock the shop was trying to screw me out some money i guess.....don't tie rods adjust toe and not camber anyways.....any help appreciated.
     
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