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#1 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 02:52 PM
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tie rod end confusion

Hi...an alignment shop told me the inner tie rod needs replacing.

(1993 325I 4 door)

I jacked up the front end, and i do feel some play when gripping the wheel

at

the sides and pull/push back and forth. The outer tie rod end seems ok, and

the play seems to be coming from between the tie rod and the steering rack.

I did a search here and found a thread which says there is no inner tie rod.

Can anyone tell me where this play is coming from, and what parts i need

to get to eliminate the play. There is maybe 1/8" play.

thanks muchly
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The inner end of the tie rod is a ball and socket and they do wear out. Not expensive and easy to replace. easy DIY job.
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apart from the wishbone its cheap as fuck to replace,so pay up cheapskate and be done with it.
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whats with the namecalling?...cheapskate??????????.....hardly.... i posted a question and get the most ridiculous answer of all forums i've ever been on!.

only a non wrenchead would just "pay up" to a stealership. me....i prefer to do my own investigating coz there are too many losers out there willing to rip off his fellow man for an extra $.

I already found the info i need and have the parts on order...(snot my car...tis a buds....and this "cheapskate" is doing the work for him for free)

turns out the stealership was telling the truth....rare!

Thanks muchly to the previous poster who had something intelligent to ad to the thread...appreciate it :+)
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Get a tyre lever (or long bar) and press the tie rod against something solid, you may see movement, if not it's fine... Otherwise, it's dud and replace.
But, sometimes, you can tighten them up a little, so try that first...
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