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Morning Travis,

I would change them out - easy fix.

Skill level = Medium
Hint - Use a second jack to take the weight off the rear hub assembly while working on the tow link bushing.
Hint - Do not adjust the length of the Tow Link - Leave it where it is.
Always replace any Nylon lock nut with a new one.

Watch the video on the page below for the quickest and easiest way to find the bushing you need.

The bushings can be found here.


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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.

Simon
 

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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.

Simon
Joe aka FiskerPhilly can answer this question with expertise!
 

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Def gonna get fixed ASAP but how bad are these? View attachment 14645 View attachment 14645
Def gonna get fixed ASAP but how bad are these? View attachment 14645 View attachment 14645
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”.
Good luck!
Eric
 
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