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Default How to check inner tie rods correctly

So today I was getting my wheel bearing checked because I have had a vibratino for over 1 and 1/2 years. They had my car on a frame lift and told me my inner tie rod was bad and that they could not do the work at that shop. They had me come out and shake the front passenger and it was a little wabbly, and my drivers side was tight.
So i went to firestone to get it done and they said nothign was wrong. But they used the alignement lift that holds force onto the front suspension instead of the frame lift liek the other place.

So my question is which one of them were correct? the place that lifted it by frame with no force on the front suspension or firestone that lifted them by the control arms.
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Does the wheel move side to side if you grab it (with a load on it).
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So today I was getting my wheel bearing checked because I have had a vibratino for over 1 and 1/2 years. They had my car on a frame lift and told me my inner tie rod was bad and that they could not do the work at that shop. They had me come out and shake the front passenger and it was a little wabbly, and my drivers side was tight.
So i went to firestone to get it done and they said nothign was wrong. But they used the alignement lift that holds force onto the front suspension instead of the frame lift liek the other place.

So my question is which one of them were correct? the place that lifted it by frame with no force on the front suspension or firestone that lifted them by the control arms.
Did you grab the wheel at the 9 and 3 o'clock positions and push back and forwth? How about the 12 and 6 o'clock? Thats a good way for starters.
 
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The wheel does not move side to side with a load. but it does wiggle with no load on the passenger side, but not on the drivers side. I grabed at the 9-3 oclock position. The ford mechanic I called said that it would be pretty hard to move with a load and that he recommended to test without a load. So I am bringing it in tommorrow for fursther testing. He also wants to check my U joints on my d-shaft.
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I had a vibration issue coming through my steering wheel when I first got my hands on my car. My ball joints were worn out so I went a head and installed a set of aftermarket ball joints and a bump steer kit. Vibration was still there after the install. Turns out I had to find a shop that did road force balancing to get rid of the shimmy.
 
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I have had my rims and tires replaced. then static balanced 3 times so far, and roadforced twice...The have checked my u joints on my drive shaft.
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