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Track rod replacement

 

What is track rod and how it works?

The steering and suspension components are mounted together to keep the wheels firm and intact with the road at all times. They must maintain their lateral and longitudinal positions so that vehicle does not lose control. One end of the track rod is attached to the steering rack and mounts to the frame of the vehicle and the other end attaches to the wheel hub. Both ends of the track rod have swivel attachments called tie rod end which can be adjusted in order to set the required wheel alignment. If the track rod is loose , you may experience a wobbling in the steering wheel or vehicle body, or a thudding noise when driving over potholes.

Note:

With Suspension and steering components repair such as suspension arm, bush, track rod, tie rod end and steering rack, Wheel alignment should be performed.

 

What are the common symptoms indicate that the track rod may need to be replaced?

Can I drive with a faulty track rod?

No. The track rod is a part of your vehicle's suspension that helps you maintain control while driving. If the tracking bar is loose, driving becomes riskier. Find a mechanic and get it replaced as soon as possible. Have your vehicle diagnosed if you suspect a loose track bar or have similar symptoms.

What is a cost of track rod end replacement?

The cost of replacing a track rod depends on the vehicle and area you are living in. Typically it will cost you between £60 to £85 on each wheel. To find out the exact cost of replacing a tie rod end on your car, select your car make and model at the top of the page. You can book a mechanic on-line with smart servicing centre for all your car repair and maintenance needs.

Following are the statistics of Track rod replacement on common vehicles in the united kingdom.

Make Model Cost
Ford Fiesta £ 155.49
Ford FOCUS £ 109.98