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Old 03-12-2015, 06:29 PM
ukele6 ukele6 is offline
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Default inner tierod loose replace Rack and Pinon again?

ive had my truck for about 2.5 years now

i bought it with 43650 miles it now has 55,000

1500 4x4 5.7 SLT

in the time Ive owned it.. its had its rack and Pinion steering issues 1.5 times. when i bought the truck the dealer put a refurbished one in and they tore the boot so they put a new tie rod and boot in. (AFTER i harassed them)

well 11000 miles later i noticed just the other day the steering feels a little strange in turns. i checked the drivers side and it looks like the outer is bad. when i checked the passenger side i think its just the inner as the outer doesn't really move the inner does.

is it better just to replace the rack and pinion again?

list of problems ive had with this truck so far:

2 locked brake calipers (1000 miles apart eachother at 49000 miles)
alignment issues
transfer case seal leak
brakes feel spongy again after flushing on 6000 miles ago

i just dont trust the truck to go on a long trip at this point. something always seems off.

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Old 04-04-2015, 10:21 AM
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These trucks will rip through the cheap dealer suspension parts in my opinion. I have 130k on my 08 and it did go through 4 sets of tie rods before I put in Moog parts. Since I've done that I have 45k on my current set, and they are still fine. I'd recommend replacing all of the ball joints and tie rod ends (inner and outer) with higher grade suspension parts. There is a difference in longevity for sure. I have all Moog bushings and suspension parts now, and the truck feels better than it ever has.
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