From stable steering and smooth handling to ensuring a comfortable ride, your vehicle's suspension is responsible for quite a few things. There are many parts to a suspension system, and the tie rod linkages are among the most important.
What Tie Rod Linkages Do
The tie rods connect to the front suspension and steering system, so they're located between the front wheels. No matter which type of steering system design your vehicle features, it has inner tie rod ends and out tie rod ends. The outer tie rod end connects to the front wheel spindle, while the inner tie rod end connects to the steering rack or steering gear box assembly. When you turn the steering wheel, a shaft that connects the steering wheel to the steering gear assembly that pushes the steering arms and tie rods either left or right, depending on your input.
How to Spot Tie Rod Linkage Issues
Wear and tear can eventually cause your tie rod linkages to weaken, or even break in extreme cases. Since that directly impacts your ability to handle your vehicle, you'll want to repair the problem at once. Signs of failure include:
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