is it dangerous to drive on broken tie rods? - Page 2 - Chrysler 300C Forum: 300C & SRT8 Forums
Interested in the Dodge Challenger? Be sure to check out the Dodge Challenger Forum for your Dodge Challenger information!
» Featured Product
» Buyers Guide

Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Chrysler 300C Forum: 300C & SRT8 Forums > Troubleshooting Forums > Problems / Dealer Service
Register Home Forum Active Topics (T) Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto Loans

Problems / Dealer Service Having a problem with your vehicle? Were you treated fairly or poorly at a dealer? Warranty issues? Let us know.

300cForums.com is the premier Chrysler 300c Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2008, 11:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium Member
Points: 29,513, Level: 1 Points: 29,513, Level: 1 Points: 29,513, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
 
Stockholm 300C's Avatar
 
Car: 2007 Chrysler 300C
Join Date: Aug 2007
Member Number: 13392
Location: California
Posts: 1,662
Thanks: 51
Thanked 45 Times in 35 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by lindjung View Post
my tie rods have been broken for over a month now, i just keep putting off the repair cause i hate to be without my car for a whole day, but is it dangerous to be driving on this broken tie rod? and can it potentialy wear out other parts of my suspension?
I know just how you feel, man. Don't let these buzzards get you down.

My car has been leaking pints of brake fluid for months now, and the steering wheel disconnected from the wheels at speeds above 70. Also, the damn hood keeps unlatching a flying up to block my view every two-three days. It's annoying. But not as annoying as having the car at the dealer for a day.

BTW, you can drive with only three wheels. I've been doing it for a week since one wheel fell off.

I am going to take the car in to the dealer after Christmas, though.
Stockholm 300C is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-02-2008, 04:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Contributing Member
Points: 7,658, Level: 1 Points: 7,658, Level: 1 Points: 7,658, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
NVmyC's Avatar
 
Car: 2006 Chrysler 300C
Join Date: Jun 2007
Member Number: 12545
Location: Milwaukee,WI
Posts: 605
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stockholm 300C View Post
I know just how you feel, man. Don't let these buzzards get you down.

My car has been leaking pints of brake fluid for months now, and the steering wheel disconnected from the wheels at speeds above 70. Also, the damn hood keeps unlatching a flying up to block my view every two-three days. It's annoying. But not as annoying as having the car at the dealer for a day.

BTW, you can drive with only three wheels. I've been doing it for a week since one wheel fell off.

I am going to take the car in to the dealer after Christmas, though.
LOL, you shouldn't have to be burdened by going to the stupid dealer, the car should heal itself so you don't have to be relegated to not having any transportation.
NVmyC is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 01:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 2,165, Level: 1 Points: 2,165, Level: 1 Points: 2,165, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Car:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Member Number: 253
Location: Laguna Hills, California
Posts: 208
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OK, this thread went right off the cliff. Let's make the whole fix easier...install Microsoft Sync and just reboot the sucker! Happy Weekend all!
__________________
Brilliant Black Pearl
05Hemi is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 02:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
Banned
Points: 4,280, Level: 1 Points: 4,280, Level: 1 Points: 4,280, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Car: 2005 chrysler 300
Join Date: Mar 2008
Member Number: 17122
Posts: 139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wow you guys are pretty lame and unhelpfull, i asked a question, not for critism, anyway i took the car in chrysler told me the tie rods are tight, despite what active + green ross said, and they did not change them, however the wheel still makes a clicking noise, i guess they were trying to get out of doing free warranty work, so when my wheel falls off it aint my fault, i hope i get hurt so chrysler can give me a settlement
lindjung is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 03:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 8,538, Level: 1 Points: 8,538, Level: 1 Points: 8,538, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 10% Activity: 10% Activity: 10%
 
Car: 2011 Chrysler 300C
Join Date: Sep 2007
Member Number: 13920
Posts: 423
Thanks: 29
Thanked 25 Times in 22 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by lindjung View Post
wow you guys are pretty lame and unhelpfull, i asked a question, not for critism, anyway i took the car in chrysler told me the tie rods are tight, despite what active + green ross said, and they did not change them, however the wheel still makes a clicking noise, i guess they were trying to get out of doing free warranty work, so when my wheel falls off it aint my fault, i hope i get hurt so chrysler can give me a settlement
Depending on how fast you are going when the joint fails, it could be your family collecting the settlement. Plus they may have to share it with any innocent victims who are also injured in what could be a very severe accident.

I had a ball joint fail on me last year in my previous car. (and, it happened driving home late the night before I was taking it in for an inspection and repair)

Luckily, I was doing about 35-40 on a sparse populated road. Had it happened a week or so earlier, it could have happened on the expressway in much worse conditions at much greater speeds. And the ball joint failure is probably much safer than the tie rod, as the wheels are still linked together, it just dropped the front end to the ground and I lost a little steering control. I was still able to safely bring the car to a stop.

How dangerous it is depends on just what is meant by 'broken'. A truly broken tie rod cannot be driven at all.

Last edited by Cosmo; 05-02-2008 at 03:50 PM.
Cosmo is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 11:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
Junior Member
Points: 802, Level: 1 Points: 802, Level: 1 Points: 802, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
RHAMMERD's Avatar
 
Car: 2005 CHRYSLER 300C
Join Date: Jul 2007
Member Number: 13131
Location: livermore calif
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Get another opinion immediately, if you dont trust your guy. its not acceptable to take it anywhere but to another shop. as an ase mechanic i look at things like this, i've worked 40 yrs to get the stuff i have and to the level of life i'm at. i'm not risking it. if your stuff breaks and you kill someone. you'll be sleepin with bubba. you'll lose all your worldly pocessions. your are criminally liable. especially if the mechanic noted the defect on paper. i'd hate to have to start over. yes the words on this site could be used in court. cover your butt! your mechanic probably did.
RHAMMERD is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chrysler 300C Forum: 300C & SRT8 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front end clunk----turns out it was tie rods and radius rods Cool_V_300C Suspension/Handling Modifications 24 05-30-2013 04:10 AM
Inner tie rods...where do I get them? lowryder99 Suspension/Handling Modifications 21 12-03-2009 07:31 PM
Tie Rods Help flashman Suspension/Handling Modifications 4 04-23-2009 01:13 PM
Tie Rods PaulC Problems / Dealer Service 6 10-09-2008 11:44 AM
Tie Rods Mr. iNCREDIBLE General Discussion 23 06-06-2007 11:59 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 PM.



Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2