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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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