Tie rod ends

JHC

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2016 268 488k mi
What’s the life span on tie rod ends? Inspectors are talking about a jerky movement when I rock the wheel during inspection…time for replacement?
 

danthewolf00

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I would if you have no maintenance record of them being changed.
You really do not want a tie rod end to break while either out on the highway or going down a mountain road.
 
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JHC

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I would if you have no maintenance record of them being changed.
You really do not want a tie rod end to break while either out on the highway or going down a mountain road.
You make an excellent point!
 

danthewolf00

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I use to replace the brakes and tires every year on my cargo van just because of wear and tear.
I did 100,000 miles a year avg so it was a must to replace them.
 

greasytshirt

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Take a look at the rear spring bushings on the front axle. Those get bashed and could possibly cause some movement.
 
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Hino123

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Usually it’s the draglinks that go. I replace 25 or so a year compared to the handful of tie rods end I change.
 
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