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2004 Toyota Sequoia Question: Passanger side outer tie rod body cracked in half

 

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mbordo, 4.7L V8, Pleasanton, CA, November 29, 2012, 11:12
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I have a Toyota Sequoia and the passenger side outer tie rod has cracked in half. The crack is between the ball joint and where the tie rod threads into the outer tie rod. From looking at the end view of the broken tie rod, it appears the crack began some time ago. This was determined by the gradual discoloration from dark dirty to bright and shiny metal where it finally failed.

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