I have a 2002 Buick Regal LS. I recently got new tires because they were worn out and found out my car also needs new tie rods. I have been looking around online and still am not sure exactly what these steering parts are and what exactly to buy.
I have a private mechanic shop fixing it for me so all i need to do is buy the tie rods but I’m unsure of what specifically to purchase and where to find them.
Answer: Well, there are inner and outer tie rod ends on your Buick and most cars. More than likely it’s the outer tie rod ends that your mechanic is telling you that you need, as those are usually what wear out. You can get tie rod ends at any parts store or GM dealership. Not sure why your mechanic just does not get the parts for you.
After you get them replaced, and since you have new tires as well, you will want to get a front end alignment done to keep tire wear to a minimum and set the toe / camber / caster to specifications. You do not want to pay for these repairs only to have the tires wear out quickly.
All Four Tie Rods Loose
Help. Both sides of my Buick inner and outer tie rods are not looking good bellows are ripped open on both sides (passenger and driver) and end by tires. I can move it alot even with the car not on stands yet. Is their something else going on that would cause all 4 tie rods to be super loose and or ripped. Maybe something in the rack and pinion? I do have pictures and videos of what I’m talking about.
Answer: It is probable the the rods have just been getting worn more and more over time and you just now looked at them because of the way the steering feels or that you have all four tires worn out.
There is nothing that can cause then to fail at the same time, unless the car was in an accident and the geometry is all messed up and putting stress on them.
If that were the case you would have had more problems before this.
Buick Lucerne Brake Bulb Replacement
How to replace high mount stop bulb and rear license plate bulb on 2006 Buick Lucerne?
Answer: First off, the high mount stop lamp is not serviceable. The bulbs are not replaceable since it is an LED unit. You would have to replace the entire high mount stop lamp assembly to fix it. The rear package shelf has to be removed to access the lamp assembly to replace it.
As for the rear license bulb replacement, there are just two screws holding in either side. Remove the screws, pull the lamp down and replace the bulb. Easy repair.
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