I guess that the car dealer where I got the car from had the car towed from the auction where it would not start (bad glow plugs which I replaced and the car starts great). The tow truck driver hooked the car to the tie rod sleeves when he pulled the car on a flat bed so that was the reason. I bought two new tie rod assemblies with new inner and outer tie rod ends for $40!!!!!!!! You guys should check out this guy on ebay - he is very cheap.
Again, I bow to you experts who make me love this diesel!!!!
Igor Zeljic, Minneapolis.
Ebay guy is at http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6767&item=2404632268&rd=1
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