Just a quick question, I recently noticed that one of my tie rod ends needed replacing, so I ordered a new one and started the procedure of installing it. upon inspection i noticed the "Arm, Steering" component, the part that connects the tie rods to the steering shaft looked off, as in bent? I remove it from the column and placed it on level ground and sure enough its bent, well looks like it anyway. However, the part looks cast and I was under the impression that it would just crack rather than bend? so my question is, is the part [part number 53235HP5600] suppose to be shaped like this?
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