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Old 03-10-2012, 10:13 PM
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Took mine in Wednesday they just checked it out tighten the bolt and replace my washer resivor didn't take 30 minutes
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:34 PM
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Called the dealer again about parts availability, said maybe the end of the week. They check the angle with "a special tool" and yes, they have it re-aligned if they end up replacing the tie-rod end.

It does appear to be an assembly issue at the factory and not a substandard tie rod-end.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:55 PM
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Took mine in Wednesday they just checked it out tighten the bolt and replace my washer resivor didn't take 30 minutes
Dealership I was in yesterday wants the truck 1/2 a day.
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Dealership I was in yesterday wants the truck 1/2 a day.
Wow, they must be busy with something. I took mine in yesterday. Took 10 minutes. The service manager told me that it was not the part, but the way it was installed. All trucks with the part installed correctly take 10 minutes. The few that need a new TRE will get it replaced.
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Wow, they must be busy with something. I took mine in yesterday. Took 10 minutes. The service manager told me that it was not the part, but the way it was installed. All trucks with the part installed correctly take 10 minutes. The few that need a new TRE will get it replaced.
It's the city, every man and his dog has at least one truck here.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:37 PM
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delay in parts...my dealer side they don't know when the parts will arrive try back in a few weeks.

anyone know yet what to look for? so we can spot check our own?
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Don't turn lock-to-lock and you can do a visual by comparing the angle of the tie rod ends on the two knuckles. If one is rolled more forward or backward than the other, you're a candidate for trouble!
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:25 PM
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Is the angle checked front to rear of the truck or side to side looking at it. I had to cancel my appt to have mine looked at this week so going to shoot for next week.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:18 AM
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Looking from the front roll the tie rod forward so one ofthe tie rod ends hits the shaft in the ball socket. With the wheels close to straight ahead the two tie rod ends should both be close to maxed at the same time. Front to rear.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:41 PM
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Checked my VIN online, nada...

Nothing in the mail either.


Dads was recalled.


Oh and, stickied!
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:23 PM
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Just got mine out of the shop today. The tie rods were fine.. something about 5 degree angle? Anyways no replacement necessary.. also had the power steering cap recall and the software upgrade. Whats next?
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inspected friday and replaced today. good thing they have a courtesy shuttle and I only work a few miles away...
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Somebody needs to invent an OBD-II lockout plug.
Anyone any ideas?? Why isn't someone making one of these????
I have mine inverted but I know it wouldn't stop anyone. I can't bring myself to take ours in for this so I did the inspection today and just about to check the torque after looking it up. 200ftlbs... that's getting up there, I might have to break out the long handle torque wrench.
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http://www.carplugs.com/products.html
How about a blank plug zip-tied over the port? Add a little tag that says "DO NOT REMOVE"
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:57 PM
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http://www.carplugs.com/products.html
How about a blank plug zip-tied over the port? Add a little tag that says "DO NOT REMOVE"
I'm thinking more for protecting the OBD2 from being used while a programmer is installed. I have learned the hard way that warning tags do not stop anyone from doing what they want, they remove the tag and say "it wasn't there".
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