Thread: Tie Rod Scam?
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Old 05-13-2003, 01:24 PM
TomLatos TomLatos is offline
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Tie Rod Scam?

95 E320 W124032 131kmiles

I had my first front end allignment done at the local MB dealer yesterday. I was told that both the L&R tie rods needed to be replaced in order to do the alignment. I got the old parts back, and they seem ok just based on the operation of the ball joints.

The previous owner's service records show replacement of tie rods at 75Kmiles, again as part of a front end alignment.

Is this normal wear and tear - or a scam? What is the experience base out there?
Tom Latos
2002 E320
1995 E320 Sold at 288kmiles
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