Tie rod end

At 52,000 miles and after replacing the front springs following breakage I noticed a thump when crossing speed bumps.

The Mecedes-Benz dealership who carried out the work said it was a worn out tie rod end due to wear and tear and quoted me £400 to replace them.

As a sympathetic driver with about 50 years driving experience and endorsed by the fact that there is still half the life left in the original brake pads I feel they're pulling my leg. Are they?

Asked on 1 April 2011 by RoyWT

Answered by Alan Ross
If, as suggested, the MB dealer is saying the tie rod bushes are worn then I think you would have to accept that they are.
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