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Inner Tie Rods going bad...again

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Re: Inner Tie Rods going bad...again

Post by Jazzer » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:34 am

Anybody know what the Volvo "brand" really is? TRW? Or is it something else?

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Re: Inner Tie Rods going bad...again

Post by misha » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:27 am

Should be TRW & Lemforder.
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Re: Inner Tie Rods going bad...again

Post by erikv11 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:13 am

The rack is either made by SMI or TRW. The tie rods are the same manufacturer (note SMI racks take a different tie rod). The great majority of them are TRW, check the rubber dust boots if they are original they will say TRW on them viewtopic.php?t=52801.

I really don't know why the TRW part is failing on you, I wonder if you somehow got counterfeits. It is basically bombproof for everyone else ...
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
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'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
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Re: Inner Tie Rods going bad...again

Post by Jazzer » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:03 am

At this point I'm going to wait for a nice day (no garage available, I'm afraid) and give them a look myself. I agree that they shouldn't have gone bad so soon. I'm not getting the play and vibration in the steering wheel that I got with the last set that went bad (and they were definitely bad, Meyle's). Perhaps the outer tie rods are going bad...

Bob

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