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caulk04
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12/24/2004
12:09:12

Subject: Tie-Rod ends vulnerable?
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I just had 4 new Cooper Discoverer ATR's installed today and before the tech got started on the alignment, he noticed the right outer tie-rod end was a little loose, needs replaced. I just had the upper right BJ replaced by the dealer and am taking it back for them to replace under warantee and align also.

Are these common like the BJ's or is it a coincidence.

Its an '02 CC 4x4 w/ 32K



Jimmer
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12/24/2004
15:39:19

RE: Tie-Rod ends vulnerable?
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I think so, I had to replace mine after the ball joints. The tie rods where very loose. I had noticed some play in the steering.

I bought Moogs but was disappointed to see that they had no grease fittings. Tie rods are easy, just count the turns as you remove the end and put it back with the same #. You will still need an alignment but its not near as critical that you get it done soon.



butthead
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12/25/2004
17:47:31

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yep did mine at 62k



caulk04
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12/26/2004
22:35:53

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I'm just having it done under waranty so they'll do the alignment under warranty also, if they think they are or not! :)

Thanks!



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12/27/2004
09:18:56

RE: Tie-Rod ends vulnerable?
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Common on it seems all Dodge products since the 90's. On my fathers Stratus it seems to always be the right side for some reason(3 rights in 100K to 1 left). My Dakota needed one at 30K miles then at 50K miles both were replaced along with the steering rack.



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