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Labor Rate for Changing Inner/Outer Tie-Rods

01-01-2007, 11:14 AM
I was wondering much time is listed to change each tie-rod (inner & outer).

Its been a long time since I changed one. Basically I remember marking the old one before removing, then taking off the bolt, and grunting like a gorella to screw the old rod out, then mark the new one and screw it in. Is the about it?

01-01-2007, 05:54 PM
Change it yourself if you can. The Ford garage here in Vegas where I bought my car now charges a $95 "diagnostic" fee plus $110 an hour plus and expensive alignment fee. Imagine you can about guess your job is going to be at least 3 hours. Places like Auto Zone will loan you some tools and such. The proper set up for your toe will likely need to be more accurate than counting the turns.

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