I recently purchase an 1997 LX450 with 94K's. I don't know if this is normal, but the truck seems to drift a little bit to the right side. It is a very slight drift and requires a little bit of a steer to the left. I then took the car to a mechanic for a wheel alignment and were told he was unable to adjust the tie rod bars to make the correct toe adjustment because the tie rods were rusted and he was unable to turn it. :'( : He recommend I replace the two fornt tie rods and tie rord ends in order to fix the problem and quoted me with a price of $500 Can the tie rod ends and bars get rusted to the point were they can't turn it? I took a look at the tie rods and they seem to have the normal wear and just a little rust for a 1997 truck. Do I have another option aside from changing the entire tie rods? Also, another annoying problem I noticed is, when I brake on a complete stop, I feel a small thump when the car comes to a complete stop and sometimes when the brakes are released. The thump feels like the truck stops in a forward motion and then tilts back and that's when I noticed it. This does not happen everytime I stop and go but occasionally it will appear. :'( Could this be bad front rotors, since I only have the rear rotors replaced? But I did replace all front and rear brake pads.