Steering Tie Rod End Assemblies
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What is a Steering Tie Rod End Assembly?
A Steering Tie Rod End Assembly is the part at the end of the steering rack which is connected to the steering wheel and enables the driver to turn the car. It is essential for the safe operation of the vehicle.
How do I know if my Steering Tie Rod End Assembly is faulty?
The most common sign of a faulty Steering Tie Rod End Assembly is if the vehicle is pulling to one side when the steering wheel is straight. Other symptoms include clunking or knocking noises when turning the wheel, or if the steering wheel is hard to turn.
Can a faulty Steering Tie Rod End Assembly cause damage?
Yes, a faulty Steering Tie Rod End Assembly can cause serious damage if left unfixed. It can cause uneven wear on the tires and can cause the steering to go off track, leading to possible dangerous driving conditions.
How do I replace my Steering Tie Rod End Assembly?
- Raise the front of the vehicle and secure it on jack stands.
- Remove the cotter pin and castle nut from the tie rod end.
- Pull the tie rod end out of the steering knuckle.
- Install a new tie rod end and torque to the specifications provided in the vehicles manual.
- Reinstall the castle nut and cotter pin.
- Reinstall the wheel and lower the vehicle.
- Have a professional alignment performed.