Determining whether a tie rod end is bad or not?
I have a service order from a shop in the previous owners records indicating that the outer tie rods on my vehicle are bad.
How can I check as to whether or not they are still bad or may have even been replaced?
I have read that all I need to do is jack the vehicle up on that side and rock the wheel back and forth.
If the wheel moves at all, there are bad tie rod ends.
The reason I want to check this stuff out is because I am getting ready to do the front struts/rear shocks and want to make sure that everything else is ok.
98 White T&C lxi FWD 3.8 106k, Jasper Tranny, Aftermarket Tranny Cooler, 99+ seats, 99+ rims, 99-00 emblems and lettering, Nivomats, Class 1 Trailer Hitch, TYC headlamps, aftermarket driver mirror
Waiting to go in:
KYB GR2 front struts, NAPA Front Poly Swaybar Endlinks
Other Vehicles owned:
94 Infiniti G20, 93 Ford Escort GT