Clunk and/or Rattle Due to Worn Inner Tire Rod Ends on Ford Taurus

While steering, if you hear a clunk or a rattle, or if you experience premature tire wear, this could indicate the inner tie rod ends are loose or worn and will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 167,333 (100,000–254,000)
7 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 2000, 2004
10 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
Took the car for diagnosis after hearing clunking/grating from axle area. Replaced tie rods, no more issue.
2004 Ford Taurus148,000
When I turn or hit a bump u hear the clunk noise.people tell me it's a tie rod but not sure.what do u think
when I am steering to the right I get a thumping sound and the tire is wearing on the edge
1990 Ford Taurus100,000
car does a clunking sound when I turn the wheels
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