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Old 08-23-2010, 09:43 PM
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My truck is in the shop again. I have been hearing a "clunk" in the front end for a couple of weeks. I crawled under and checked some things out and sure enough another loose outer tie rod end. I guess it makes sense considering the right (passenger) side was already replaced under warranty.
Has anyone else had issues with steering components? I have 28,000 miles on it so far.
I also have some other concerns they are checking into such as: It seems make a noise that I associate with spark knock under moderate acceleration. It seems to do it all the time when the engine is at operating temperature. Another problem I have is that it seems to hesitate alot when driving at a constant rate of speed and I try to gradually accelerate. It lags for a moment and the lurches forward (sometimes quite violently). I'm not sure if this is the MDS causing the lag or the transmission kicking down when not needed (or both?). It almost feels like an old detent linkage system out of adjustment.
I don't know, I'm kind of stumped and I hope they can figure it out.
Has anyone experienced issues like these? Any ideas would be very helpful! Thanks!!
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I had both my outer tie rods go out with only 1500 miles on my
truck. Also had my right front diff seal replaced at 2500 miles.
I hope the new ones they put on last longer?
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Thats hard to believe .
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Right outer tierod replaced at 32000km.. have noticed a wobble in the left wheel now will have to get it checked
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it turns out that the wobble is my tires . The shaking got so bad that i can no longer drive it on the highway, it's probably what wore out the tierod. the wrangler hps are cupped and out of round . i'm not impressed since theres only 36000km on them and I've done the rotations with every 2nd oil change 8000km and had them balanced at 30000km.
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Personally, I hate those tires. If they aren't religiously cross rotated they will cup fairly easily.
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I've been checking around the tire shops and its unanimous that they are junk.
not sure yet what to replace them with yet - I want something that will last me and give a good ride and still get through the snow and mud - the michelin LTX a/t2 looks good - have excellent reviews for ride and mileage. Still shopping tho
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My drivers side outter tie rod has alot of play in it with 19700 km. I will be contacting my dealer Tuesday.

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Personally, I hate those tires. If they aren't religiously cross rotated they will cup fairly easily.
You cross rotate everytime all four or front two back and then rear criss cross forward? I was told that is the proper way, the latter.
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Greetings, I cam to this forum today specifically for Tie Rod information, especially in light of the investigation launched yesterday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the 2500 and 3500 class.

I can't believe that the 1500 tie rods are dramactially different? But maybe they are. I am not a mechanic.

My truck was in for LOF yesterday, and as part of the "Peace of Mind" inpection the mechanic recommended replacing both outer tie rods.

The truck has 42,000km or 26,000 miles. Since this truck is driven by my wife and kids I will change them, but I am wonderign if there are bigger issues I should be concerned with. Will I be changing outer tie rods every 26,000 miles? Is that reasonable? I think not.

Is there a aftermarket upgrade package that anyone can suggest that will eliminate this problem?
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