Inner/Outer tie rod change
For some reason the inner tie rod of the drivers side arm of my jeep compass starts cluncking. This happend 4 months after the previous change. When the mechanics remove the inner part, the outer tie rod was completely loose also. I suppose the part has some problem, because 4 months is nothing. This truck goes on highway 99.9% of the time. Never has been in off road. Even i never try the 4WD option.
Well i had to replace the inner and outer tie rod of both sides. the right side was worn also. I suppose i use a too cheap part. Im thinking of import OEM parts from the US.
I dont know if maybe the bushings that were replaced some months ago are the cause of these premature failures. Maybe too hard bushings made the inner/outer rods work a lot??? i am guessing.... but there is to be an explanation.
The explanation of my wife is that I am a CAR Maniac!!!!, because as soon as i hear something strange i go to the mechanic. What happend is that i am worried because we use the highway most of the time and i dont want any accident because mechanic issues.
My jeep compass is actually 118,500Km. 99.9% on pavement, highway and city. Never went to off road or something similar.
At this point. I have replaced bushings, struts, inner/outer tie rods and ball joints.
It seems that suspension for this trucks sucks!!!!
p.d: I'm looking after another truck. Probably im goint to KIA Sorento full equipment, next year. I hope the compass last to that moment.
So far i spend USD 10,244 in preventive/corrective maintenance in this truck, and milage is about 74,000 (118,500km). i dont thing this is right.
Jeep Compass 2008, 2.4L VVT, 4x4, CVT II
Door Sill Guards Stainless Steel
Hiway 22.5MPG (120Km/h)