Joe aka FiskerPhilly can answer this question with expertise!I took my Karma to Naples Motorsports (FL) yesterday and they told me that my "REAR TIE ROD ENDS" were coming apart. I assume that these are the same things as per this post (to be honest, I only thought tie rod ends were in the front and part of the steering - silly me). They quoted me $300 to fix them (which is always at least $100 lower than the actual bill). They indicated this is a 'yellow' item and doesn't have to be fixed right away, but I will put it on my have-them-to-do list, but I need clarification from the community. When the service center says "REAR TIE ROD ENDS" do they mean these rear bushings? Could they be the source of a creaking noise I sometimes get when turning a tight corner in the parking lot?
Yes, of course I will reach out to Naples Motorsports but I think I need a spot of education beforehand from the community!
Thanks in advance.
Mine toe-links looked equally as bad. I found a set of Jaguar toe-links for an S-type and I just removed the dust boots from those and repacked my stock links with a good quality grease then put the new dust boots on. Perfect fit. I was hoping that I could have used the the entire jaguar links, but they are about 5” too long to fit our cars. I suppose you could modify them, but my toe-link joints were still very tight/firm…just needed the dust boots. Very quick repair. Jag links were less than $100 USD for 2 on eBay. They call them “rear torque tie rods”.