Q: Can the tie rods on a 2011 Nissan Juke be replaced without replacing the entire power steering system?

asked by on March 11, 2017

My mechanic says the tie rods on my car need to be replaced but in my particular model they can't get just those parts, they have to replace the whole power steering system. Is this true? I took it in for an oil change and came out with a quote for $3100 worth of work they say needs to be done. I'm wondering if they are trying to pull one over on the single girl.

My car has 36000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

The tie rod ends for your vehicle, both the inner and the outer ends, are available for separate purchase. If you bought these tie rod ends yourself from an auto parts store, they’re "roughly" $50 each or $200 in total if you bought all four (your vehicle has a total of four). It would be unusual (indeed, exceptional) for tie rod ends to fail on a Nissan with only 36,000 miles on it. If you have a problem with the car, I suggest you get it evaluated by a TRUSTWORTHY, knowledgeable individual. A vehicle with 36,000 miles on it is frankly a brand new vehicle and to be in need of thousands of dollars worth of repairs would be unusual, excepting a circumstance where the vehicle was in a collision, abused, or otherwise damaged. If you have a steering issue, please simply request a steering system evaluation/diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will thoroughly evaluate your vehicle, address your concerns and give you the information you need about any required repairs. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

Constant thud noise while trying to go forward in first gear

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2011 Ford Mustang. It would pretty hard to diagnose this without conducting a visual inspection. Since you said the transmission fluid is okay, have the transmission checked to see if you have...

Jerking reaction when accelerating

What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...

My speedometer is going back and fourth and drops to zero while driving but, my rpm gauge is fine.

Hello. The crankshaft position sensor will not cause a fluctuation in the speedometer gauge. It can affect the rpm gauge, but not the speedometer. If the speedometer is acting like this then most of the time this is caused by...

Hello, I have a 2011 chevy Cruze that beds the valve cover replaced. I already have the part. Will you please email me a quote for

Hi, I will be glad to help you with this. If you already have a new cover, the required service is valve cover gasket replacement as that service already includes removal and re-installation of the existing valve cover and, in...

Oil leaking under car

Hello, if the oil leak is big enough that you see it dripping on the ground, it should be inspected sooner than later to avoid damage. There are three possible sources of an oil leak, the engine, the transmission, and...

is it safe to drive when it says service advancetrac?

The AdvanceTrac warning light means that service is needed on your vehicle's AdvanceTrac system. AdvanceTrac is an electronic stability control or "traction control" system and while the warning is displayed that safety feature may be unavailable, or may malfunction, in...

What do the speedometer and odometer do?

The center gauge cluster on your Nissan Altima is home to some pretty important accessories. You have a range of informational and warning lights, as well as a number of gauges and digital displays. The speedometer and odometer are two...

U-joints and tie rods bad.

Since you don't list your symptoms or reasons for thinking this, the best advice I can give you is to have your vehicle inspected by a trained professional. The technicians at YourMechanic will be able to diagnose and repair any...

Slow leak in oil pan

Hello. Resealing an oil pan is not an easy job for someone who is not an experienced technician. I would suggest that you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, come and replace the oil pan gasket.

Related articles

2007 Nissan Versa vs. 2007 Saturn Ion: Which One Should I Buy?
Compact cars as a class are generally meant to be commuter vehicles: with excellent gas mileage, an entry-level price point, and decent safety ratings for those who are on the road the majority of their time. These cars also make...
Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2016
Ford F-series pickup trucks, Toyota Camry, and Honda Civic are some of the best-selling cars of 2016 and all deliver on reliability and efficiency.
2012 Kia Soul vs. 2012 Nissan Cube: Which One Should I Buy?
While technically these two vehicles fall into the “small wagon” classification, they look like nothing more than boxes on wheels. Some people are really into this design, while others are completely opposed to it. If you’re in the former camp,...