What Are Inner Tie Rod Ends And When To Have Them Replaced
Inner Tie Rod Ends are part of the steering system. They connect the steering gearbox, or rack and pinion, to the Outer Tie Rod Ends. When getting an alignment, they are the part that gets adjusted to correct the steering wheel.
When to Replace Inner Tie Rods
When checking Inner Tie Rods, they should not have any movement in and out. If there is any play in them, they need to be replaced. Even a little play can affect how the steering wheel looks when driving straight down the road. The Steering Wheel should be leveled. Some Inner Tie Rod Ends can only be replaced with the rack and pinion. After any Tie Rod replacement, an Alignment needs to be done to straighten the Steering Wheel.