I have a 2002 Ford Focus and both the inner and outer tie rods need replacing. However, I'm on a short deadline because I'm moving at the end of the month and need to get this car working ASAP.
I already have the new outer tie rod ends on hand, but don't have the inner ones or the stupid custom tool Ford required to remove their stock tie rods, and I don't have time to wait for them to be shipped here.
So I wanted to just replace the outer tie rod ends for now, and do the inner ones later once we've settled into our new place. But I'm wondering if driving it around with the old busted inner tie rods is going to do damage to my new outer tie rod ends?