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2007 dodge ram 3500 5.9 liter cummins diesel 2WD tie rod end repa

I have a 2007 dodge ram 3500 1 ton 5.9 liter cummins diesel 2wd. i was told i have a tie rod end that needs replaced. i have the new one & was prepared to install it. but upon looking at the one i was to replace & the (supposedly) good one to compare, i could visibly see no difference. my main question is how do i tell if an existing tie rod end is bad & needs replaced. i have a clymer book for my truck but it just shows a picture of the entire assembly in good shape. your assistance is appreciated.

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  • bettyboop_cm Jun 30, 2009

    there was excessive tire wear and was told it was due to a bad tie rod end.

  • bettyboop_cm Jul 01, 2009

    been really busy sorry i didn't respond sooner. there was excessive tire wear. and burgraff tire in our town told us it was a bad tie rod end. upon looking closer myself i realized when this same place put new tires on the truck they didn't balance the tires!! therefore there was tire wear problem. tie rod ends are fine! and i already purchased a new one! i'll never have them put tires on my truck again! thx for your help.

  • Keith Parker May 11, 2010

    Im just wondering ..why was you told it needed to be replaced..was you..or are you having steering problems..or excessive tire wear?

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Try moving the ends of the tie rod. there should be a metal sticking out of the rubber ball like part at the end. A worn out tie rod would be easily moved with bear hands while a new one will take some muscle.

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  • Nicolo Carlo Parazo Jun 30, 2009

    the tire wear can be cause by a number of things... incorrect tire pressure, alignment, camber, etc. The best way to check the tie rod is to inspect it physically.

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