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Old 04-14-2019, 06:39 PM
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Front left clunk clunk


I was under the car yesterday changing the oil & ran into this. I'm not sure what this part is called or what i need to do to fix it. I can feel the car clunking a bit when making a u turn. Thank you in advance for eveyones attetion on this matter.

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Old 04-14-2019, 08:46 PM
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That's your outer tie rod bushing. That thing is shot.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:36 PM
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Ok Thank you kind sir. That's what i needed to know. Gonna have to read up on how to replace it & what it will cost. I appreciate you
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It's pretty simple. Borrow a pickle fork from local auto store (since your outer tie rod end is shot anyways). Remove nut. Use pickle fork to pop the stem out of the knuckle. Unscrew from inner tie rod (hold the inner with a wrench while you turn the outer). Screw on new outer. Insert into knuckle. Torque to correct value. Insert cotter pin into castle nut. Get an alignment. Profit.

If you still have noise after that, it's likely either your sway bar bushings or sway bar endlinks.
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Awesome man! Thank you. I can do that. Now the part im replacing. Is that just a tie rod bushing?
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Esc flash after outer tie rod install

I replaced my outer tie rod today without any problems until i went for a drive. NoW when I'm in boost the esc flashes on the dash. Why is this happening?
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Old 04-25-2019, 06:54 AM
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Is your steering wheel off center?
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Yessir! Steering wheel is off center. I think when i tightened the outer tie rod end on i spun the whole tie rod to the left a lil bit. The outer the rod was not fixed to the wheel when i futzed with it causing it to rotate right when i tightened.
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Get it aligned and your light will go out. The crooked steering wheel is throwing off the steering wheel angle sensor for the esc "electronic stability control".
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Alright then. Thank you guys
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