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Tie Rod Upgrade

I was wondering if anyone had ever heard of a tie rod upgrade for the early 99s. My wife was driving the truck one day and pulled into a parking lot to park. When she went to back into a space the truck wouldn't turn. Turns out the tie rod basically fell apart on her. We would like to avoid having that happen again especially with all the highway driving we do. Anyone with suggestions?

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Its over 120,000 these days. Where do you go about getting Moog parts?

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Your local auto parts store should have them.

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Was it a tie rod or drag link? If it fell off it was probably the adjuster sleeve that was loose. I would assume that before I would the rod popping out at the knuckle.

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Unfortunately, I was not there and I dont think that my wife would be able to provide that kind of detail, is the adjuster sleeve something that we should be checking on occasionally to potentially prevent this from happening again?

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I've never seen one come loose before. Has anyone been working on the front end recently??? maybe an alignment?? Maybe it actually broke. Would need to see a pic. If you get down under it and tighten everything down to torque specs, you should have nothing to worry about.
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No one had been working on the front end recently. We've been doing a lot of driving on less than perfect roads (the nature of frost heave on the Alaska Highway and ranch driving) so I dont really know what could have caused it. Its fixed now and I know that Sarah did not photograph it. She is planning on keeping an eye on it from now on... just one more step in the pre-trip process. Thanks for all the help and advice.

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Good luck bud, hope she gets through safe.

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