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Bad inner Tie Rod?

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by Lyle Longboat, May 23, 2020 at 10:40 PM.

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  1. Lyle Longboat

    Lyle Longboat 2011 Ram 1500 5.7 Sport CC

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    Is the Inner Tie Rod suppose to have some play or be tight? I did replace the front shocks a little while back and haven’t gotten out to get the alignment done. This is the first time I’ve noticed the tie rod being able to move like this since the new shocks where installed. I don’t think it suppose to move like this. Thanks for any input. Wallet may have to get a little lighter!
     
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    It will rotate which is what it appears you were doing?
    To check inner tie rod play, you use the same exact procedure as checking the outer tie rod - grab the jacked up wheel at 3 & 9 oclock and wiggle back and forth - there shouldn't be any play side to side.
    If there is you have to see if it is wheel bearing, out tierod, inner tie rod, loose rack, etc.
     
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    Lyle Longboat 2011 Ram 1500 5.7 Sport CC

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    Yeah I’m rotating it front to rear. The tie rod on that side has a small pin hole on it which I’m replacing. I just never thought these tie rods move front to back. There is absolutely no play in and out. I’ll double check today as we have high of +29C today. Thanks for he info.
     
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