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Re: make inner tie rod ends replaceable

Fri May 10, 2019 5:33 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Leaf15 wrote:How do you know about this?
Because of I was selling mine as I do not need it anymore and Nissan complained to eBay with trademark BS. Maybe some poor soul was arguing with greedy Nissan Dealer about this repair and used ebay listing as leverage. But it was Nissan who forced delisting. Not like I care about selling it as it is just a pocket change, not so for folks who need this part though. Hopefully, those who needs it would find this thread and save themselves a small fortune.
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Re: make inner tie rod ends replaceable

Fri May 10, 2019 1:00 pm

Leaf15 wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:
Leaf15 wrote:How do you know about this?
Because of I was selling mine as I do not need it anymore and Nissan complained to eBay with trademark BS. Maybe some poor soul was arguing with greedy Nissan Dealer about this repair and used ebay listing as leverage. But it was Nissan who forced delisting. Not like I care about selling it as it is just a pocket change, not so for folks who need this part though. Hopefully, those who needs it would find this thread and save themselves a small fortune.
Damn, that sucks!
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Re: make inner tie rod ends replaceable

Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:28 pm

02/28/2020 - 2012 Nissan Leaf. Daughter slides hard into curb. Front passenger alloy wheel, lower control arm, sway bar link, inner tie rod end all destroyed.
At Rock Auto I purchased the following Items:

Inner Tie Rod end - Beck Arnley #1017673
Outer tie Rod end - AcDelco #45A2533
Lower Control Arm - Ultra Power #RK6211kA0B
Stabilizer Bar Link - Ultra Power # k750719

At EBay I purchased a used wheel

At Autozone I rented-

OEMTOOLS Master inner tie-rod set part
#27346. You will want the 32.5 mm crow foot in the kit. It costs $90 to rent the tool but you get that back when you return it.

EVERYTHING FIT INCLUDING the INNER TIE ROD. I had no issues with threads, fit, length or installation!

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Re: make inner tie rod ends replaceable

Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:13 am

My 2012 just had a front suspension failure going over a bump at 5mph - whatever part it was that held the wheel from swaying front-to-back, it's broken, and so is the shock and its mount. They quoted $150 parts plus $850 labor for replacing the shocks (rusty bolts) a few months ago, but it seems like more might be broken/bent now.

Already had it towed to the local dealer; any guesses as to how much this full repair will cost?

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Re: make inner tie rod ends replaceable

Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:59 am

This wouldn't seem to be a repair that requires a dealership. I'd get several quotes over the phone from shops that do suspension work.
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Re: make inner tie rod ends replaceable

Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:06 am

coleafrado wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:13 am
My 2012 just had a front suspension failure going over a bump at 5mph - whatever part it was that held the wheel from swaying front-to-back, it's broken, and so is the shock and its mount. They quoted $150 parts plus $850 labor for replacing the shocks (rusty bolts) a few months ago, but it seems like more might be broken/bent now.

Already had it towed to the local dealer; any guesses as to how much this full repair will cost?
Where are you located? Rusted? Wintertime salt treated roads?
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Re: make inner tie rod ends replaceable

Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:59 pm

The car spent its first 7 or 8 years in Maryland and has been in CO about a year - nothing crazy when it comes to salt exposure. I drove it cross-country from NY over a week during the summer. Shocks and suspension don't look like they've ever been maintained.

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Re: make inner tie rod ends replaceable

Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:54 pm

coleafrado wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:59 pm
The car spent its first 7 or 8 years in Maryland and has been in CO about a year - nothing crazy when it comes to salt exposure. I drove it cross-country from NY over a week during the summer. Shocks and suspension don't look like they've ever been maintained.
What are you thinking needs to be done to "maintain" shocks and suspension? Do you mean replaced?
How many miles on your Leaf?
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Re: make inner tie rod ends replaceable

Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:48 am

The important thing with buying Leaf parts is to get the part number, and just look for that.

The part number fits other cars, and they cannot kill you on the price.

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Re: make inner tie rod ends replaceable

Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:36 pm

gncndad wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:54 pm
coleafrado wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:59 pm
The car spent its first 7 or 8 years in Maryland and has been in CO about a year - nothing crazy when it comes to salt exposure. I drove it cross-country from NY over a week during the summer. Shocks and suspension don't look like they've ever been maintained.
What are you thinking needs to be done to "maintain" shocks and suspension? Do you mean replaced?
How many miles on your Leaf?
85k miles. The shocks were a bit creaky after I drove it to CO.

As for the repair, Nissan's saying the left side control arm, wheel bearing and strut all need replacement at a cost of $1500. Another $350 or so for the right side strut, and that's before any parts that might have failed around the steering rack.

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