I have a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 I need help if I need a new outter tie rod?

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  • 2 months ago

    I had a 2002 Silverado (one of my favorite vehicles), and my tie rod ends looked just like that a couple of years ago.  I replaced them on both sides and had a marked improvement in handling and ride.  To me, it was worth it to take it to a reputable shop and have them replaced and have the alignment done at the same time.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes you do that looks bad

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  • 2 months ago

    Not a question.

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  • 2 months ago

    Jack the tire off the ground. Turn the steering wheel so you can see the joint while moving the tire back and forth left to right.

    If there is play replace it.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Truck is 18 years old.  Replace it and get an alignment.  Nothing to lose.  Replace the ball joint too if you still have some cash.

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  • Ron
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    2 months ago

    Have someone turn the steering wheel back and forth while you watch it. If it has a bunch of slop then it's time. Actually, you can tell by grabbing a hold of that things and wiggling it

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  • 2 months ago

    i would ask a mechanic to do it

    • Andrew2 months agoReport

      That's not my question I was asking if I need a new one I don't  want to take it in if I don't need to.

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