Replacing the tie rod and sway bar link and cracked the knuckle where tie rod connects

Tiny
BRANDON BALLARD
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 250,000 MILES
Changed tie rods and sway bar links. After driver side pulled bad I the shaft back in. And then did passengers side I cracked the knuckle where tie rod connects. Now passenger tire wobbles is from the crack. I used a jack to lift control arm to change link.
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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 AT 4:36 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

I need to know what cracked on the steering knuckle. If it is where the tie rod is installed, that really isn't safe. If the crack breaks, you will lose steering.

I attached a pic below. Is the highlighted area where the knuckle cracked? If so, it really needs replaced.

One other thought, was the vehicle aligned after replacing the tie rods?

Let me know.

Joe

See pic below.
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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 AT 8:17 PM

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