There are many symptoms of bad tie rod ends. Here are some of the most prominent symptoms:
Excessive slack- When tie rod ends go bad, they normally start to loosen and develop excessive slack, or play
. This results in tie rod ends that fail to sufficiently anchor the rest of the tie rod assemblies, which results in a critical weak spot in a vehicle's front suspension system.
Misalignment- Bad tie rod ends can negatively impact a vehicle's front end alignment, causing a vehicle to pull to one side during vehicle operation
. This sounds like what is occurring with your CR-V.
Uneven tire wear- Bad tie rod ends can cause uneven tire wear and/or excessive tire wear if they change the alignment of a vehicle's front tires too much.
Tire sagging- Bad tie rod ends cannot sufficiently stabilize and keep a car's tires under proper tension; therefore, tire sagging can result.
Difficulties with aligning front tires- This one is pretty self explanatory. Bad tie rod ends can make aligning the front tires to factory specs a painful process.
Judging from all of the symptoms that you have described it sounds like there is a distinct possibility that the tie rod ends on your CR-V are bad. Verify this with a trained mechanic before replacing the parts. Should you face tie rod end replacement, the OEM part numbers are as follows: 53540-S04-013
(right) and 53560-S04-013
Hope everything pans out for you buddy