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      10-04-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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Inner tie rod end..

I was in a car accident a couple weeks ago. The inner tie rod end is bent on front driver side. Now I have to hold steering wheel to the side for car to go straight. I was wondering if once I change the tie rod end will this still happen or do I need to get an alignment????

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On most cars, the inner tie rod end is integrated into the tie rod itself, and you cant change one without changing the other because they come as one part. The 335 is no different.

You absolutely need an alignment after changing a part like this. It is a necessity. You may also want to replace the bellow depending on if it was damaged as well.
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If you bent the inner rod you need to replace the rack since it most likely damaged.
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The rack itself is likely harden steel, at least up to the E46 days as we have replace and upgrade many of these with the M roadster version in the past for quicker ratio steering. Inner and outer tie rods along with control arms and uprights are more likely to be damaged first before the rack itself.

Tie rod assemblies are also far less expensive to purchase and replace. While you are at it, might as well upgrade to the HD vesion with bigger and better joints.
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The rack itself is likely harden steel, at least up to the E46 days as we have replace and upgrade many of these with the M roadster version in the past for quicker ratio steering. Inner and outer tie rods along with control arms and uprights are more likely to be damaged first before the rack itself.

Tie rod assemblies are also far less expensive to purchase and replace. While you are at it, might as well upgrade to the HD vesion with bigger and better joints.
Yeah, my mechanic took a look at it. And the rack is fine just need to change the tie rod end. I'm only changing that and getting alignment.
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