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UPDATE: Replaced under warranty. All good now!! Thank you to huntersville ford!!

Well what I thought would never happened happened.

I just got my babe back from getting the recalls done on it and literally not even an hour after having it back I was turning around in my driveway and the tie rod snapped :). I’m completely stock with 33s!

I thought tie rods were only snapping on off roading conditions but I guess not! This sucks

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I agree with an earlier post. The tie rod was subjected to earlier trauma. Anyone else drive this Bronco? Not fessing up to smacking a curb rather hard? Did they test drive it at the dealership or lift the vehicle for the recall work? The bend in the tie rod occurred before it snapped in your driveway. Fortunate it snapped then and not on the road.
as I said earlier I’m being completely truthful. No curb smacking has happened unless someone stole it in the dead of night and took it for a joy ride. The dealership idea might be correct though, they did do an inspection so maybe they lifted it up and something happened? I’m not sure but I am sure that I’m telling the truth.

I get where you’re coming from though with being suspicious (people always tell major stories and leave out key details) but I promise I’m telling you everything that I’ve done!!


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Tough break. Sorry to hear this
 

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You can clearly see, from the tracks in the lawn, that you were off road. JK. That sucks.
 

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Did it get caught on the concrete slab?
 

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Tie Rod support sleeves make more and more sense.

I've been scared away from these by the "it will transfer force something even more costly to replace" voices. I may go ahead and get them put on.

HOW can these break on a driveway even in 4X4??
 

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Did it get caught on the concrete slab?
thats what I’m thinking must’ve happened but this is the concrete slab in question:

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If tie rods are snapping under as little stress than this then I don’t even know what to say :ROFLMAO:
 
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Tie Rod support sleeves make more and more sense.

I've been scared away from these by the "it will transfer force something even more costly to replace" voices. I may go ahead and get them put on.

HOW can these break on a driveway even in 4X4??
yep! Once I get mine back I’m putting the braces on mine. Learn from my mistakes!!
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