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Old 10-13-2002, 02:36 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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Originally posted by japuli
In my own opinion, i think it is a plain mis- alignment and combination of tie-rod problem. I believe due to tie rod problem, it will cause it to misalign.

Exactly. If the tie rod bushings are worn out enough, it will make it impossible to properly align the car. Your technician or alignment specialist should easily be able to notice this and tell you that he cannot properly align your car without replacing the tie rod ends.

FWIW, they are relatively easy and inexpensive to replace. Sometimes, one side will be worn out, and not the other. You do not have to repalce tie rod ends in pairs.
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
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