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Old 10-04-2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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So I was doing some regular maintenance to my moms SSEi, just oil change, tire rotation, and replacing her outer tie rod end on the passenger side. So I get all done and I'm putting the last tire on (happened to be the drivers rear tire) and I notice that there is a suspension piece not connected at all. It looks like a tie rod but being in the rear it doesn't steer so I'm not sure if thats what its called or what. But anyways it looks like the piece broke apart, but unlike a tie rod it doesn't look like the end is replaceable, it looks like the whole piece needs to be replaced.

Any ideas what this piece is called, and is there a way to replace just the end that I just didn't see?

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isnt that a sway bar?
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there is still a tie rod in the back. in the pic it looks like it has threads.
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Could that be #6 in this diagram, which attaches to #5, the alignment link?
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??? 6 is the spring seat?
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Could that be #6 in this diagram, which attaches to #5, the alignment link?
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Yeah I think that is what it is but I'm not sure that they are 2 pieces, if they are I'm not sure that I would be able to get them apart, I'd like to be able to replace it all as 1 unit.....

The car has 207k miles on it so I'm sure the stuff isn't going to come apart easily...
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??? 6 is the spring seat?
Ahhh.....scroll down to the rear suspension...you're looking at the front.

This is the part number for the adjustment link - 25733087.
It didn't have one listed for the tie rod end. Edit - Looking at the notes along with that part number, it says that the tie rod end is part of the adjustment link so, it looks as if it may come as one assembly.

Edit - I'd assume the rest of the tie rod end is still in the control arm? That going to fight you?
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??? 6 is the spring seat?
Ahhh.....scroll down to the rear suspension...you're looking at the front.
oops sorry
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Looking at the notes along with that part number, it says that the tie rod end is part of the adjustment link so, it looks as if it may come as one assembly.

I have looked at the rear suspension of our '03 many times and the tie rod end is welded to the adjustment link.
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Some rubber boot is also on the way out. Look about 6" underneath the broken tie rod. Looks like a split on some type of boot on an upper ball joint, but I am not sure what that component is. It will be short-lived though in its present state.
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