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When i went to get my truck balanced and aligned, they told me i had a loose tire rod and wants to charge $125 to fix it..

Is this reasonable ??

Also if it is loose how long can i go before i should really get this repair done..

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Are they including and alignment/toe reset in that price and what brand parts do they intend to use? How long you can let it go depends on how loose it is but at worst, it could seperate and you could lose your steering.
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Depends on which tie rod end their talking about . Some of the tie rods can be as cheap as $10.00 and as high as $88.00 .
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The tie rod transmits force from the steering center link or the rack gear to the steering knuckle. This will cause the wheel to turn. The outer tie rod end connects with an adjusting sleeve, which allows the length of the tie rod to be adjustable. This adjustment is used to set a vehicle’s alignment angle.
it maybe a bad tie rod end or something worse, but, it still a steering problem
a tie rod end can run between $30 - 60 & then there is the labor, if it was an alignment shop, they should know what they are doing
if it was real bad, they wouldn't have let you drive away with it, BUT, it should be done soon
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Joe, i found this on youtube, its not for your particular vehicle, but, it gives you a general idea about just replacing a tie rod end
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Alright thanks guys.. Yea i got it done from Firestone since they had a Lifetime Alignment and Balancing.. for a reasonable price.

Just seemed expensive for just adjusting something
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A loose tie rod has to be replaced, not adjusted. The lifetime alignment makes it a good deal if they do it correctly.
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