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Mazda Protege Outer Tie Rod Replacement

An outer tie rod end replacement is typically an affordable car repair, though the cost depends on the year, make, and model of your car.

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Mazda Protege Outer Tie Rod End Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Mazda Protege Outer Tie Rod End Replacement is $184. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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Price
1998 Mazda Protege
1.5L L4 DX • 63,000 miles
Belmont CA 94002
Nov 12, 2020
$162 - $198
2000 Mazda Protege
1.6L L4 LX • 86,000 miles
San Diego CA 92182
Oct 29, 2020
$171 - $209
2002 Mazda Protege
2.0L L4 DX • 273,000 miles
Baldwin Park CA 91706
Oct 26, 2020
$154 - $188
1998 Mazda Protege
1.5L L4 DX • 198,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90064
Oct 23, 2020
$158 - $194
2003 Mazda Protege
2.0L L4 DX • 241,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90086
Oct 19, 2020
$158 - $193
2002 Mazda Protege
2.0L L4 DX • 48,000 miles
Twin Bridges CA 95735
Oct 2, 2020
$164 - $200
2002 Mazda Protege
2.0L L4 DX • 101,000 miles
Dana Point CA 92629
Sep 30, 2020
$177 - $217
1999 Mazda Protege
1.6L L4 LX • 41,000 miles
Carpinteria CA 93013
Sep 27, 2020
$153 - $187
1995 Mazda Protege
1.5L L4 DX • 154,000 miles
San Luis Obispo CA 93401
Sep 16, 2020
$173 - $211
2003 Mazda Protege
2.0L L4 DX • 78,000 miles
Newport Beach CA 92658
Sep 15, 2020
$181 - $221
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Dec 17, 2020 6:25 PM
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What is an Outer Tie Rod End?

Tie rods are a vital part of your car’s steering system, and they’re attached to the steering rack and pinion. When the steering wheel and steering rack turn, they move the inner tie rods. The inner tie rods are attached to the outer tie rods, which are attached to the steering knuckle, which is what moves the wheel. A modern car with a rack and pinion steering system has four tie rods, with an inner and outer tie rod on each side. Each of the outer tie rods connects an inner tie rod to one of the car’s steering knuckles.

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Symptoms of a failing Outer Tie Rod End

Loose steering

It’s not a fun feeling when your steering wheel doesn’t fully correspond to what your car is doing. But that’s exactly what can happen with dead tie rods, as the steering will feel loose and vague.

Uneven tire wear

Tie rods play a role in your car’s wheel alignment. If that alignment is . . . well . . . not aligned, then the tires will wear at an uneven rate.

Pulling

No, you’re not imagining that. Or maybe you are, in which case there are bigger problems than your tie rods. But if your car is pulling to the left or right while you’re driving, then your tie rods are a likely issue.

Clunking or knocking

Don’t you just love strange noises coming from your car? Yeah, they’re just the best. If you hear a knocking or a clunking noise, that may be your tie rods sending you their obituary.

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How urgent is an Outer Tie Rod End Replacement?

Have you tried driving without steering? Doesn’t work so well, does it? Your tie rods may only be causing minimal issues now, but if they die completely, you’ll be left with no steering. Don’t be left with no steering. You know what to do.

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