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The front tires are not straight the driver side top part of tire stick out further than the bottom of tire can i tighten the tierodend to straighten it back out

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I believe that the tie rod end is worn out. There's no use in tightening it. I strongly suggest that you replace the tie rod end and the ball joint to make the car stand perfectly again.

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No Tie rods only adjust the toe or side to side alignment of the tires, if the top sticks out further than the bottom then its a camber problem. You can adjust the strut mount or you have a problem with the ball joint, strut or wheel bearing. Its best to have it checked at an alignment shop.

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