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Where to get this bushing...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 762x51taco, May 7, 2011.

  1. May 7, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    762x51taco

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    I bought this truck with a ULK lift already on it, and today I notice that the (tie rod??) bushing is shot due to an extreme angle. Do I need to replace this, and if so where do I find it?

    Can I bust the lock nut and turn the TR to make the angle less extreme without an ill effects? The drive side aint too bad, but the passenger side is pretty messed up. Thanks :)

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  2. May 7, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    No, you need new tie rod ends and then an alignment, Im in the same boat
     
  3. May 7, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    Probably better off replacing the whole tie rod end.
     
  4. May 7, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    Sounds good, ill search for a good brand. Does this need to happen ASAP or can I wait it out a bit?
     
  5. May 7, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    The longer you wait the worse it'll get. TRE's aren't to expensive.
     
  6. May 7, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    Jack up the front of the truck enough to get the tires off the ground. Then while facing the tire put your hands at 9 o'clock and 4 o'clock and wiggle the tire left and right. If there is play, moves easily before pushing the other tire, then yes replace them. When you get alot of play the tie-rod can separate from the "cup" it's in and fall out, scary when on the highway. Once they are both replaced get an alignment ASAP.

    A good brand is MOOG which is an aftermarket brand sold at many stores.
     
  7. May 7, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    Will I need just the outer, or will/should I do the inner as well? If its just the outer I assume I just take the thread count, disconnect, reinstall new one to the old thread count and I should be GTG?
     
  8. May 7, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    You should be good with just the outer, mark the position on the threads before removing it for reference when installin the new one.
     
  9. May 7, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    Perfect, thanks for the help, will order tonight.
     
  10. May 7, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    When replacing tie rod energy suspension has replacement boots that do not wear out like stock ones. I have used them bfore
     
  11. May 8, 2011 at 5:25 AM
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    The boot's only use is to keep dirt out of the joint and the factory grease in. It has nothing to do with actual functioning of the actual tie rod. So being torn isn't itself a problem.

    I've driven thousands of miles with bad tie rod end boots... the TRE never got so loose as to be a problem. If you off road a lot yours will prolly go faster, but you don't have to hop on it until you notice looseness.
     
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