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What do track rod (tie rod) ends do?

The track rod end is a component of the steering mechanism. It connects the tie rod from the steering rack to the front wheel steering knuckle on each side. It is a flexible ball joint that can be adjusted to alter the cars tracking and align the wheel correctly.

These parts are sometimes referred to as tie rod ends.

How do track rod (tie rod) ends work and what are the components

The track rod end itself is a simple part. It comprises a cast metal cup, with a threaded shaft, into which a ball and shaft sit in, held in place usually by a circlip and covered by a protective boot.

The metal shaft of the cup section is screwed into the steering tie rod and the shaft of the ball section goes through the steering knuckle and is held in place with a nut.

This ball joint can swivel in all directions as required and it is imperative that it sits firmly in the cup section otherwise the direction of the road wheel will not be held in the required position

How do you know there is something wrong with the track rod (tie rod) end?

If there is wear in the parts, this can cause

  • Vibration through the steering wheel
  • Knocking over bumps and whilst changing direction
  • Uneven and premature tyre wear
  • Imprecise steering.

When should you consider a track rod (tie rod) end replacement?

If you experience any of the above symptoms, it is important to have the part inspected and replaced if required as soon as possible.

A faulty track rod end is an MOT failure and a common one too!

How common is a track rod (tie rod) replacement?

As these parts are in constant use as the car is driven and are exposed to damage fro road debris, a track rod end replacement is a common repair. The most frequent reason is that the protective boot has split, been cut or simply perished over time and this is a =n MOT failure.

How can I extend the life of my track rod (tie rod) ends?

There is nothing you can do to prevent these parts from wearing out over time.

What happens during a track rod (tie rod) end replacement?

Whilst there are differences in the process between vehicles, there are some basic procedures that a mechanic will carry out

  • The vehicle will be raised and the road wheel removed
  • Mechanic will then undo the component from the steering knuckle and tie rod
  • A new track rod end will be fitted
  • The vehicle will be put back together and lowered back to the ground
Please note

After any repair work on suspension and steering, the wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted accordingly. This is most important after a track rod end replacement as it is the main component used to adjust the tracking. Therefore, whilst a track rod end can be changed by a mobile technician, you will then need to take the vehicle as soon as possible to a tyre centre to have the wheels aligned.

How much does a track rod (tie rod) end replacement cost?

The cost of replacing track rod (tie rod) ends depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your track rod (tie rod) ends replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

How much does a Track Rod End replacement cost?

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These estimates may include Track rod (driver side), Track rod (passenger side), Track rod end joint (driver side), Track rod end joint (passenger side), Track rod, Track rod, Track rod end joint and/or Track rod end joint

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Alfa Romeo

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Audi

Parts costs: £39.84 - £79.27

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Austin

Parts costs: £66.89 - £85.59

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Bentley

Parts costs: £116.75 - £140.10

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BMW

Parts costs: £53.08 - £87.10

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £26.65 - £40.48

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £49.53 - £70.23

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Citroen

Parts costs: £21.58 - £63.82

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Dacia

Parts costs: £31.62 - £46.41

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £27.66 - £51.36

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £31.78 - £57.96

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Daimler

Parts costs: £50.50 - £60.60

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Dodge

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Fiat

Parts costs: £31.90 - £63.01

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Ford

Parts costs: £28.84 - £55.70

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Honda

Parts costs: £39.24 - £67.78

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £24.90 - £52.58

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Iveco

Parts costs: £30.94 - £60.62

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £48.54 - £110.99

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Jeep

Parts costs: £50.71 - £120.00

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Kia

Parts costs: £31.65 - £68.10

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £44.24 - £104.42

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LDV

Parts costs: £41.02 - £127.52

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Lexus

Parts costs: £42.99 - £69.03

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Lotus

Parts costs: £21.49 - £25.79

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Mazda

Parts costs: £35.17 - £63.19

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £32.23 - £83.60

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MG

Parts costs: £29.47 - £42.12

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MINI

Parts costs: £50.67 - £89.80

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £31.70 - £54.23

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Nissan

Parts costs: £31.62 - £59.82

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £22.50 - £58.21

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Porsche

Parts costs: £76.11 - £114.82

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Proton

Parts costs: £36.70 - £44.04

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Renault

Parts costs: £32.73 - £58.18

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Rover

Parts costs: £26.02 - £58.96

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Saab

Parts costs: £31.60 - £55.39

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SEAT

Parts costs: £32.81 - £55.12

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Skoda

Parts costs: £30.21 - £41.80

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Smart

Parts costs: £25.50 - £50.30

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£96

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £63.98 - £93.70

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# of quotes: 12

£130

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Subaru

Parts costs: £44.24 - £67.96

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£111

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £37.97 - £66.30

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Toyota

Parts costs: £28.38 - £75.21

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# of quotes: 666

£120

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £33.20 - £77.49

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £33.28 - £59.57

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£136

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Volvo

Parts costs: £39.16 - £72.21

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# of quotes: 1156

£113

£90 - £121

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Recent Track Rod End replacement quotes

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£79.24

Track rod end replacement (driver side)

Ford Focus
Corsham
£73.63

Track rod end replacement (driver side)

Mercedes-Benz CLK
Leicester
£87.11

Track rod end replacement (passenger side)

Toyota Auris
Slough
£161.07

Track rod replacement (passenger side)

Audi A2
Bath