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Old 04-27-2007, 03:41 AM
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Hey I just went and got 2 new rear tires, and the guy looked at my car while he was installing them and said i had a broken tie rod end. He said it was 80bucks for the part, and 120 for the labor. Does this seem reasonable and should i supply the part or should he?
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PS I know its broken because i can feel my car sway abit.
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:46 AM
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****ttt no. first of all, tie rod ends are around $20 for outers, and aroudn $35-40 for inners. secondly, both of them are cake to do yourself, but a shop shouldn't charge you more than an hour, plus an alignment
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:01 AM
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oh, well they didnt even include the alignment i dont believe. So i will make sure to take her somewhere else. Is it safe to drive it for a week or so until i can get it done.
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:08 AM
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that all depends on how bad it really is. if its just barely starting to get loose, you should be fine. but if its ready to fall out of its own socket, you shouldn't drive it.

if you have access to a jack, jack up that wheel from underneath the control arm. then when it's in the air, shake the tire from side to side, and corner to corner. if it's really loose, you'll be able to feel it.
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:12 AM
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I dont think its terrible because im just swerving a little bit. But i wont drive it to hard or to often until next week then.
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:21 AM
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got a link to what i need to buy?
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:29 AM
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couldn't tell ya. there is more than 1 part that could be bad. he could be trying to swindle you, you could have broken sway bar links. you should take a look for yourself, maybe take some pictures and post them here. also try what i suggested earlier.
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:31 AM
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alrighty will do man, thanks so much for your help. I guess after this i can start saving for my suspension heh.
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:09 AM
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$80 for a tie rod and $120 for labor?

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Old 04-27-2007, 07:04 AM
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heh im not sure but i really hope that i can find it cheaper. Maybe while ive got it at the shop i should have them rebuild my trak lok also, anyone know what that will cost?
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