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Old 10-04-2007, 11:08 PM   #11
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I think that'* what'* left in the control arm after it pulled loose from the part above it.
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Was she driving the car like that

if so, I bet the back end was awfully unstable and squirelly.

and like Archon said, that part is the piece that is supposed to be inside the socket on the end link.

That will have to come out to install the new one.

I will go and take some pics of our '03 for reference



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OK, here are some pics for you.

This is the tie rod end ( somewhat close up )



Farther out view
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Hopefully those help you out a little bit
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Which car is this pic from, dbtk2?
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What pic?? mine or his?
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The car dbtk2 posted is a 2000+ SSEi.
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Id get that fixed ASAP or your gonna have some tire issues.....
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Know this problem very well. I had both of these go bad in the last year. You will know when you drive over bumps. There will be lots of noise from the rear. It will make you nuts. Sometimes it looks like its not even broken. You have to get the car on a lift and really try to move it up and down. In your case its a clean brake. You have to get this part from a dealer. I paid in 06, 96.28 plus tax for the part. On 7/26/07, I paid 57.27 plus 12.60 *&H = 69.87, GM Parts direct. Same # for either side is # 25733087. Link. Good luck. Get two. You will notice a difference. My car is a 2001 SLE with 240K on it.
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Originally Posted by crash93ssei
Was she driving the car like that

if so, I bet the back end was awfully unstable and squirelly.

and like Archon said, that part is the piece that is supposed to be inside the socket on the end link.

That will have to come out to install the new one.

I will go and take some pics of our '03 for reference



****EDIT****


OK, here are some pics for you.

This is the tie rod end ( somewhat close up )



Farther out view



Hopefully those help you out a little bit
Yeah I know what it should look like, I just really was unsure about the actual name that piece was called there. In fact, if the car is set down on the ground it looks like it isn't even broken, you have to jack it up to see it. She had been complaining about it not feeling right and making funny noises from the back for a little while now and I have climbed underneath it and looked but I haven't jacked it up, and when you do then it is quite obvious.

And yes she has been driving the car like that for at least 10k miles now if it broke when she started complaining about it driving funny and making weird noises.

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Which car is this pic from, dbtk2?
My moms '00 SSEi. (the one listed in my sig)

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Edit - I'd assume the rest of the tie rod end is still in the control arm? That going to fight you?
Yes the rest of the tie rod is still connected to the control arm. I'm not too worried about that fighting me because I have this really nice cutoff wheel that will take care of that pretty easily.... I ended up having to cut the front one off to change it when I did.


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Id get that fixed ASAP or your gonna have some tire issues.....
Thats what I would think too but the tire still looks very good that I rotated to the front (been on there for 25k+ now), and like I said if its been broken for as long as she has been complaining about it its been more than 10k miles now.


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Know this problem very well. I had both of these go bad in the last year. You will know when you drive over bumps. There will be lots of noise from the rear. It will make you nuts. Sometimes it looks like its not even broken. You have to get the car on a lift and really try to move it up and down. In your case its a clean brake. You have to get this part from a dealer. I paid in 06, 96.28 plus tax for the part. On 7/26/07, I paid 57.27 plus 12.60 *&H = 69.87, GM Parts direct. Same # for either side is # 25733087. Link. Good luck. Get two. You will notice a difference. My car is a 2001 SLE with 240K on it.
Thank you, I will look into that, I get parts at wholesale from the dealer so I can probably get it for basically the GM Parts Direct pricing I would think. I will probably only replace the one, but I'm not sure, I'll inspect the other side first to see if it looks like its about to go or not.

It really doesn't make a whole lot of noise, just kinda a rattling noise when you go over bumps quickly. But you can hear something isn't right.
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