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The steering rod that is connected to the power steering came off of the ball that it connects to (on the tire)... we cant figure out if it is broke or can it be popped back on... plz reply, thanks

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What you have is worn out and useless tie rod end, it will need replacing, have the entire front end checked and an alignment done

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