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2001 Buick Century Question: Tie rods versus CV joint



cathysmith1211, Tampa, FL, August 15, 2010, 11:35

I had my tie rods replaced, an alignment and wheel balancing. Several days later the car started to vibrate upon acceleration. Now the mechanic said it looks like the CV joint. Is this something that could have been affected when they replaced the tie rods?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 15, 2010, 11:45

    To replace the tie rod ends and align the steering would not contribute in any way to wear in the CV joints. The parts are very close to each other but could not have been damaged due to careless workmanship.

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