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Old 01-11-2017, 10:42 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by IngotMK3 View Post
If doing any work yes check your install. OEM parts are better, not worth saving a buck when it comes to safety.

Heck try a new dealer or go back to your alignment shop.
OEM Ford is NOT better than MOOG...

Unless you're an idiot service writer that is told so.


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The alignment people have to loosen the tie rods to align the vehicle.

The alignment shop could have left a castle nut loose at the ball joint end, or the lock nut at the alignment threads end. Jack up the front end of the car and give the steering arms a good shake up/down and fore/aft. If no movement, find a new dealer. This one is trying to rob you on a "Usual Suspects" part replacement without need.

I've caught Firestone and NTB doing the same on my vehicles before. Those crooked techs and/or service writers can all go to hell. I'm just glad I know better.
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