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I know about grabbing the wheel at 3-9 and moving it. If the wheel moves, the tie rod is bad. How can I to tell which one is bad from the shaking? Does the bad joint pivot with wheel shaking?
 

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oh I see what you're saying....usually the outer ones go first, and you can tell once they're off whether they were the culprit or not. They're supposed to be kinda stiff, not loose. Having said that, my car had the inner ones go first on both sides so go figure...other than taking them off, there is no way of telling whether it's inner or outer going bad.
 

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I know about grabbing the wheel at 3-9 and moving it. If the wheel moves, the tie rod is bad. How can I to tell which one is bad from the shaking?
I get someone to shake the wheel and I crawl under there and hold my hand on each tie rod. I can feel which one(s) are loose.

Also, when I chack one wheel, I have the opposite wheel on the ground so that it doesn't want to shake - makes it easier to find the loose tie rod ends................
 
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