How do you diagnose a bad tie rod?
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Tie Rod EndFront end alignment is off. One of the primary jobs of the tie rod end is to keep things solid on the front end of your vehicle. Steering wheel shakes or feels loose. As indicated above, the tie rod end is designed to make sure everything is solid in the suspension. Uneven and excessive tire wear.
How much does it cost to fix a ball joint?
The cost of replacing ball joints is dependent on the type of car you drive. Different makes and models require different parts. The average ball joint replacement cost is anywhere from $500 to $700. Another important factor that will affect the cost is how much damage is done to the system and the ball joints.
How hard is it to replace a ball joint?
From that standpoint, yes, it is hard to replace ball joints – more than basic DIYr skills and tools are required. There is also the safety dimension for being in close proximity to a suspended vehicle, and a compressed spring that has enough force to cause serious harm if it comes loose.
Do you need an alignment after replacing ball joints?
No, you certainly don’t need alignment after ball joints, unless your previous alignment was done when ball joints were bad and loose. If your car is driving sloppy after ball joints replacement, check other suspension parts.