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Unread 09-14-2010   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2008 v6 Mustang-Replacing tie rods so soon?

Is it normal for a 2008 v6 with 42k miles to need tie rods replaced? Bought the car with 35k on it. Hopefully this is still covered on the extended warranty.
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Correction, tie rods and control arm on driver side needs replacement. So far the left side control arm and tie rods (inner and outter) need replacement.
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Maybe the first owner did a lot of off-roading with it or something?
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sure doesnt seem right, but stuff happens too. my 05, 80k is still ok, but i`ll need new control arms by next year. it might just be a ball joint thats actualy bad, but the book says to replace the control arm/ball joint assembly. even that shouldnt be bad on your car yet, but maybe someone pounded the car on that side on a rough part of road everyday or something.
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Well the extended warranty was worth paying for so far.... Ford replaced the control arm and sway bar bushings turns out that the tie rods were ok according to them. It was a $696 repair bill which I only paid 77 out of my pocket. I'm statisfied with the out cone but still can't get over the fact that it needed to be replaced already.
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good deal for 77.00
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Default 06 needs Tie Rods too

I just did the brakes and saw that the passenger side tie rod boot was split, driver's side looked like it was about to split, and I had inner wear starting on the driver's side tire. Bought the car with 33k in 9/09, have about 55k on it now. I'm happy I bought the extended warranty but based on your comments, I'm wondering if its more than just Tie Rods will need to be replaced and if so, hopefully they'll cover it. Also, did they cover the alignment which is needed anytime you replace steering parts? Just curious.
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The control arm shouldnt be bad, but the ball joints that come with our car suck. I have heard of them going bad as early as 30k
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