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2005 Dakota Tie rod ends

From : john

Q: hello group i have a 2005 dakota. i just brought it in for an oil change and when they did their 16 point inspection they said the tie rod ends are worn and need to be replaced. i have the extended warranty so they are going to be replaced under warranty but my truck only has 19k on it how could the ends be bad already the service tech said since they are not grease-able they wear quickly. they must be using some cheap cheap metal in there cause arent they supposed to last about 80k. anybody heard on tie rod ends going that quickly john .

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From : e frank ball iii

..bob bobcowan035@comcast.net wrote still have the original tie rods inner and outer at 100k miles. i check them every time i rotate the tires 5k miles. what do you look for when you check the tir rods -- e frank ball frankb@sonic.net .

From : damnnickname

yes on alot of the vehicles they are going bad. make sure they reset thetoe on the alignment machine when they replace them glenn beasley .

From : jason purcell

amen brother! joe wrote i agree. when they put a small turbo diesel in there then ill go back to the dealership. untill then ill just continue to drive my old one. give me a diesel dakota! i want 300 horsepower and 30mpg! .

From : peterd

on wed 19 nov 2008 064738 gmt john cuda-426@att.net wrote hello group i have a 2005 dakota. i just brought it in for an oil change and when they did their 16 point inspection they said the tie rod ends are worn and need to be replaced. i have the extended warranty so they are going to be replaced under warranty but my truck only has 19k on it how could the ends be bad already the service tech said since they are not grease-able they wear quickly. they must be using some cheap cheap metal in there cause arent they supposed to last about 80k. anybody heard on tie rod ends going that quickly john chrysler/dodge suspension wear parts fail very quickly. my 2500 with less than 30k miles needs new ball joints for the same reason. how one can claim to be selling a heavy duty work capable truck with components like this is amazing but they do it. .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning peterd exclaimed 11/19/2008 913 am on wed 19 nov 2008 064738 gmt john cuda-426@att.net wrote hello group i have a 2005 dakota. i just brought it in for an oil change and when they did their 16 point inspection they said the tie rod ends are worn and need to be replaced. i have the extended warranty so they are going to be replaced under warranty but my truck only has 19k on it how could the ends be bad already the service tech said since they are not grease-able they wear quickly. they must be using some cheap cheap metal in there cause arent they supposed to last about 80k. anybody heard on tie rod ends going that quickly john chrysler/dodge suspension wear parts fail very quickly. my 2500 with less than 30k miles needs new ball joints for the same reason. how one can claim to be selling a heavy duty work capable truck with components like this is amazing but they do it. ive had to replace both the tie rod ends and the ball joints in the last couple of years on my 2001 dakota - had around 40k miles. i think theres a recall for one or the other though - the ball joints jmc .

From : peterd

on wed 19 nov 2008 161619 -0500 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote suddenly without warning peterd exclaimed 11/19/2008 913 am on wed 19 nov 2008 064738 gmt john cuda-426@att.net wrote hello group i have a 2005 dakota. i just brought it in for an oil change and when they did their 16 point inspection they said the tie rod ends are worn and need to be replaced. i have the extended warranty so they are going to be replaced under warranty but my truck only has 19k on it how could the ends be bad already the service tech said since they are not grease-able they wear quickly. they must be using some cheap cheap metal in there cause arent they supposed to last about 80k. anybody heard on tie rod ends going that quickly john chrysler/dodge suspension wear parts fail very quickly. my 2500 with less than 30k miles needs new ball joints for the same reason. how one can claim to be selling a heavy duty work capable truck with components like this is amazing but they do it. ive had to replace both the tie rod ends and the ball joints in the last couple of years on my 2001 dakota - had around 40k miles. i think theres a recall for one or the other though - the ball joints jmc id love a recall on the 2500s ball joints. im going to have to tackle that one really soon and dont really feel like doing it... .

From : bob

jmc wrote suddenly without warning peterd exclaimed 11/19/2008 913 am on wed 19 nov 2008 064738 gmt john cuda-426@att.net wrote hello group i have a 2005 dakota. i just brought it in for an oil change and when they did their 16 point inspection they said the tie rod ends are worn and need to be replaced. i have the extended warranty so they are going to be replaced under warranty but my truck only has 19k on it how could the ends be bad already the service tech said since they are not grease-able they wear quickly. they must be using some cheap cheap metal in there cause arent they supposed to last about 80k. anybody heard on tie rod ends going that quickly john chrysler/dodge suspension wear parts fail very quickly. my 2500 with less than 30k miles needs new ball joints for the same reason. how one can claim to be selling a heavy duty work capable truck with components like this is amazing but they do it. ive had to replace both the tie rod ends and the ball joints in the last couple of years on my 2001 dakota - had around 40k miles. i think theres a recall for one or the other though - the ball joints jmc there was/is a recall on the dakota ball joints only for the 4x4. doesnt include the 2wd. not sure if it includes the ram. i had mine replaced under the recall at 75k miles or so even though they werent bad . still have the original tie rods inner and outer at 100k miles. i check them every time i rotate the tires 5k miles. -------- ..bob 2006 fxdi hot rod 2008 mustang coupe 2001 dodge dakota qc 5.9/4x4/3.92 1965 ffr cobra - 427w efi damn fast. .

From : john

jmc wrote suddenly without warning peterd exclaimed 11/19/2008 913 am on wed 19 nov 2008 064738 gmt john cuda-426@att.net wrote hello group i have a 2005 dakota. i just brought it in for an oil change and when they did their 16 point inspection they said the tie rod ends are worn and need to be replaced. i have the extended warranty so they are going to be replaced under warranty but my truck only has 19k on it how could the ends be bad already the service tech said since they are not grease-able they wear quickly. they must be using some cheap cheap metal in there cause arent they supposed to last about 80k. anybody heard on tie rod ends going that quickly john chrysler/dodge suspension wear parts fail very quickly. my 2500 with less than 30k miles needs new ball joints for the same reason. how one can claim to be selling a heavy duty work capable truck with components like this is amazing but they do it. ive had to replace both the tie rod ends and the ball joints in the last couple of years on my 2001 dakota - had around 40k miles. i think theres a recall for one or the other though - the ball joints jmc there was/is a recall on the dakota ball joints only for the 4x4. doesnt include the 2wd. not sure if it includes the ram. i had mine replaced under the recall at 75k miles or so even though they werent bad . still have the original tie rods inner and outer at 100k miles. i check them every time i rotate the tires 5k miles. -------- .bob 2006 fxdi hot rod 2008 mustang coupe 2001 dodge dakota qc 5.9/4x4/3.92 1965 ffr cobra - 427w efi damn fast. my dakota is 4wd but i havent received a recall notice yet. maybe they will be smart and just replace them when they are doing the tie rod ends - yeah right!! thanks for the info. john .

From : bob

john wrote my dakota is 4wd but i havent received a recall notice yet. maybe they will be smart and just replace them when they are doing the tie rod ends - yeah right!! thanks for the info. john yeah right. thats going to happen. youde better talk to them about the ball joints. -------- ..bob 2006 fxdi hot rod 2008 mustang coupe 2001 dodge dakota qc 5.9/4x4/3.92 1965 ffr cobra - 427w efi damn fast. .

From : peterd

on 20 nov 2008 224859 gmt frankb@sonic.net e frank ball iii wrote .bob bobcowan035@comcast.net wrote still have the original tie rods inner and outer at 100k miles. i check them every time i rotate the tires 5k miles. what do you look for when you check the tir rods trick question g too much play in them mostly. there is a spec but most seasoned mechanics can generally tell quickly. basically up on the lift lock steering and move wheels as if they were making a turn while watching the tie rods and you should be able to determine if the play is too much. also on vehices with one check the idler/pitman arms. ifs vehicles. .

From : bob

e frank ball iii wrote .bob bobcowan035@comcast.net wrote still have the original tie rods inner and outer at 100k miles. i check them every time i rotate the tires 5k miles. what do you look for when you check the tir rods -- jack up the front end at the lower a arm. grab the tire at 3 and 9 oclock. gently move the tire back and forth. if the tie rods are bad youll feel a slight clunk and a little slack. it wont be much just a little bit. you just have to develope a feel for it. testing the ball joints is pretty much the same thing except you grab the tire at 12 and 6 oclock. -------- ..bob 2006 fxdi hot rod 2008 mustang coupe 2001 dodge dakota qc 5.9/4x4/3.92 1965 ffr cobra - 427w efi damn fast. .