Suspension, Steering and Brakes Inner Tie Ends

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by nauest, Wednesday 21st Oct, 2015.

  1. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hi Guys,
    Has anyone had problems with their inner tie rod joints for the steering? I think one of mine is a bit loose. Anyone changed them themselves? It a tricky job?
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    How did you confirm they were loose? yup if they worn its a big job.
     
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  3. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    They have some play.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Is this with the tie rod end attached and do have side way movement?
     
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  5. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Not sure, it just came up on my MOT advisory. Also I am getting slightly strange tyre wear patterns.
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    uum looks like BS to me just need 4 wheel alignment mate.
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Job isn't too bad actually. I think @Nighthawk has a guide on how to change them.

    But as @Ichiban says that's unlikely to be the problemd
     
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  8. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Have had a full wheel alignment, done all of my front suspension bushes too. Still got one wheel wearing more on the inner shoulder than the others. Also still get slight wheel wobble under breaking and accelerating (Had new driveshafts too).

    Guys at the MOT place suggested that it is instability in the wheel due to the play in the tie causing these issues.

    Although I respect you guys experience, just want multiple opinions on it! Definitely not a big issue yet.
     
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  9. Nighthawk Guest

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    Its quite an easy job changing your inner tie rod ends, you have to remove your outer ones to access the inner ones so it makes sense to change both the inner and outer when you do the job.

    The guide which Speedy refers to is here

    Replacing Inner and Outer Tie Rods
     
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  10. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    If you've exhausted other options it would be worth replacing the inner and out tie rod ends anyway as it doesn't costs too much.
     
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  11. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Nice guide! I think I may do this one way or another anyway.

    I also get a knock when changing gear when steering in certain directions. Which, if I am honest, I hope is this problem also!
     
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