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Is this Normal?

royski

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Had an opportunity today to look behind the wheels and noticed 2 things that caught my attention.

1. On both sides of the Explorer the front Axle (I believe) has rust all over it. Is this normal or asking for issues down the road?

2. On the passenger side, I also noticed that the Tie Rod (I think) shaft has some teeth marks from when a tool was used to tighten it in place and again, there is rust there. Another thing to worry about or am I overthinking?
 

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Rust is 100% normal
 






I'm sure you have rust/oxidation on some other metal parts of the vehicle as well. As blwnsmoke mentioned, it's perfectly normal.

Peter
 






Yep, completely normal on that part. Nothing to worry about.
 






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