Im not sure whats wrong. I replaced the inner tie rod ends about 2 months ago, im sure i need an alignment as well. But the tires howl and the ride is rough, except when i corner to the right everything smooths and quiets down, anyone know if its an alignment, or god forbid my wheel bearings?
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Jack the front of the car up high enough to get under it, put jack stands under the car for safety.
Start on either side and check the tie rod ends for looseness. If you have someone to help, have them hold one tire with hands at 3 and 9 o'clock while you grab the other tire the same way. Try to move the tire by pushing and pulling. If you feel movement, have your helper sit in the car and move the steering wheel 1/4 to 1/2 turn left and righ as you check the tie rods for which one or ones are loose.
Once you have found out which to replace, after they are replaced, you will need to have the car aligned.
Replacing tires every six months is not the worst--Sooner or later a sloppy tie rod let's go. They don't always go out all at once, but sooner or later they all need replaced.
same thing thats wrong wth mine ur bushings r bad. replace ur upper and lower ball joint and dont no proper name 4 it but outer tie rod goes to bushing on wheel change it.thats what im trying to figure out how to change.good luck
You need to have the front end inspected for damaged steering components. Check your Tie Rod ends, A frame bushings and ball joints to make sure there isn't excessive wear or lose connections. If all of that is in good working order Drive down the road with a friend in the next lane over and have them look to see if either wheel in bouncing. If either wheel is bouncing you need to replace the struts. they are replaced in pairs, both sides. The front end will need to be aligned after you do this.
Not that hard, just spray the tie rod sleeve with WD40 night before and let it soak in. Remove the collier pin and and nut and hammer the old inner tie rod end out of the Track rod with a 5 pound sledge hammer. Remove the inner tie rod end from the sleeve and don't forget to mark the distance so you can place the new tie rod end at the same length. Reinstall the inner tie rod end to the Track rod and tighten the nut and replace the collier pin with a new one. Grease the fitting and go for a test drive, if the truck does not wonder then your good to go with out a alignment.
Good luck and hope this helps, Note, make sure you have to right inner tie rod ends. Each side has different thread rotations.
Inner tie rods could make the same noise your describing. Do this......with your car in park and at idle, slightly turn you wheel from left to right, just a slight ****. 1/16 of a turn. Increase the pace from left to right, then slow down the pace. You should feel a bump in the steering wheel almost like something is tapping it. If so, have your inner and outer tie rods checked. Actually, have the steering gear checked also for leaks and wear.