Originally Posted by IngotMK3
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.
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.