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Old 10-09-2010, 12:26 AM   #1
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Tierod ends

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Sound like tierods??

Diy process then get it aligned ??
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:10 PM   #2
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I'd do a search on control arm bushings or fcabs first.
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:05 PM   #3
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I'd do a search on control arm bushings or fcabs first.
the ball joints on the control arms go before the tie rods, i made that mistake when i looked at my own car thought it was tie rods, ended up needing control arms
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:17 PM   #4
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the ball joints on the control arms go before the tie rods, i made that mistake when i looked at my own car thought it was tie rods, ended up needing control arms
To be clear, what I recommended checking was only the Front Control Arm Bushings (or FCABs for short) that support the back of the arm. I actually didn't mean to imply anything about the ball joints. The fluid filled OEM FCAB bushings go before just about anything on the front (except maybe sway end-links).
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Great info ... Will do more home work now... Still is it a Diy ??
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:28 PM   #6
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keep this post updated! lol im starting to have a shake when i brake too.
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