[DML] Re: Rack & Pinion Failure
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[DML] Re: Rack & Pinion Failure

If you hit a pothole hard enough to damage the tie rod end and wreck
the alignment then you must examine EVERYTHING. If you are not capable
of doing this properly you should get the car to someone who can. You
may also have a bent rim, damaged tire, bent frame etc.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

-- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "bepositive2000" <BePositive2000@...>
> Last week I hit a pothole which threw the front end out of alignment 
> and damaged the driver's side tie rod end.  
> Tonight, as I began to replace the tie rod end, I notice that the 
> driver's side rod projecting from the steering rack appeared to be 
> protruding outward.  The rubber boot had split away on the outer end 
> of the boot and it looks like there is a ball-like end on the shaft 
> where it protrudes from the rack housing.
> Is this something that I might get repaired at a front end shop 
> without getting an entire rebuild or perhaps find local parts and do  
> the job myself?  I'm not as much concerned about the cost as I am the 
> timing as my other vehicle (Grand Cherokee ) is in the shop for a 
> tranny and transfer case rebuild.
> Thanks again for your input.
> Woody

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