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steering issue

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by bradleyheathhays, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. bradleyheathhays

    bradleyheathhays Member

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    Just now rolling over 100k miles. Been feeling some steering weirdness so I get one front wheel up in the air and push at 3 and 9 and sure enough there's some wobble. Pushing at 12 and 6 gives no play at all.

    Although I'll probably be replacing the worn part myself I need some help diagnosing what all might need to be replaced. And since I need an alignment anyway I've made a deal w/ my local Goodyear tire shop to do a pre alignment inspection and identify my bad part(s) so I can replace them before they do the job.

    When I drop the car off what specific parts should I ask them to look at? I'm sure tie rod ends but what other kind of worn parts could be causing movement on the 3-9 push test?
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    Six and 12 play is typically wheel bearings

    Nine to 3 plays is steering. Depends on the vehicle as to what parts could cause wear.

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    Thanks Action. I've gotten advice to check tie rod ends, and I'm assuming that means outer, but should I be concerned about inner TREs as well?
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    Inner tie rods depend on vehicle type and steering system.

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