a bit of tie rod movement, how bad? Can I wait till it warms up?

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  1. 91 LSC SE

    91 LSC SE Well-Known LVC Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I made a video but it seems only pics can be uploaded? I do not have a storage site to upload it too.

    I have noticed a rare clunk - maybe 1 of out 10 times that I back out of my driveway. If I back straight , it never makes the sound.

    What is the best to use - Motocraft has these listed. Looks like Amazon put the pic for the inner for both inner and outer
    Motorcraft MES3105 Inner Tie Rod $36.78
    Motorcraft MEOE36 Steering Tie Rod $25.06

    FYI I did upper and lower control arms two years ago (all AC Delco Professional), these seem to be great parts, but would think Motocraft would be better, no?
    Proforged 104-10405 Front Inner ,has a million mile warranty - anyone use these?
     
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    ONLYTONY Dedicated LVC Member

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    There's a lot of stuff that can go CLUNK. I had Arnott front air struts that started clunking after 1 year. Strut bushings seem to go bad. Rear shock bushings go bad. I've never had tie rod's go bad, but they can. I'd check it all before I bought parts.
     
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    Thanks Tony,

    Good to hear you haven't ever had a tie rods go bad.
    I found a way to upload the video. I'm pretty sure this should be replaced, just wondering if I have a couple weeks till it warms up or if I should replace as soon as possible. click link for video: MEGA
     
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