Tie rods

Tiny
KENW105
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Are magnesium alloy tie rods used as standard equipment on the 2002 Ford Taurus SE?

The right tie rod snapped during a collision impacting the right front wheel. I was told that tie rods are more likely to snap than bend in later models cars because of their magnesium composition. I'm just trying to verify that information.

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Ken
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Thursday, August 2nd, 2007 AT 11:37 PM

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Tiny
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Yeah, even the spindles are an alloy of some sort. It's about weight reduction for better fuel economy. The stud on the tie rod is definitly an alloy, and I think the body of it is too, but not 100%.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2007 AT 7:53 AM

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