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@  RegalTraveler : (31 October 2014 - 02:48 AM) Eh, I don't know anything about replacing the wire or the dash piece. Just guessing, but Dash sounds like more of a pain and higher probability of making an oops that you have to look at everyday. Can you run a temp cable from the sensor to where it terminates (or maybe vampire tap a temp wire to it at both ends) to see if it corrects the problem? I'd rather test that connection before tearing up the dash and replacing electronics. But that's just me.
@  keithr182 : (30 October 2014 - 09:46 PM) Tough call. I'd go with swaybars if you want a noticeable difference. Intake if you want more of a sound difference. But for me when I did sways and downpipe at the same time, it was an awesome upgrade.
@  Tobias05 : (30 October 2014 - 08:52 PM) Already own a DP, so with the sways I could install that too...
@  Tobias05 : (30 October 2014 - 08:51 PM) GMPP sway bars, or JMB intake?
@  RoadMonster : (30 October 2014 - 06:35 PM) you can guy performed 90 degree heater hose to avoid the belts
@  keithr182 : (30 October 2014 - 05:48 PM) Does anyone have any tips on routing intercooler hoses? I want to make sure they don't contact the belts, and it seems everyone has a slightly different setup.
@  Murphinator : (30 October 2014 - 02:46 AM) AARP bolts huh ? those must be old guy bolts ha ha
@  Crazyguy03 : (29 October 2014 - 04:48 PM) Got them AARP bolts installed
@  BlackBetty : (29 October 2014 - 05:29 AM) yes that is the sensor.. i did read about the wire due to the path it travels under the battery. I just wanted to know if replacing the dash piece for 30-50 bucks would solve it vs having to rewire or trace that. ill admit that would be a real PITA for me
@  RegalTraveler : (29 October 2014 - 03:00 AM) Hrmm.. I had that thermostat issue a few years ago. Sux b/c it affects the A/C since it already thinks it's balls cold out. I'd half wonder if it's not the sensor itself, but a faulty wire? Also, the ambient sensor you refer to, is that the one in front of the radiator? That's the one I had to swap.
@  Froman003 : (25 October 2014 - 07:32 PM) eliminated the extra baffles and plastic behind the headlight to allow more airflow through the filter
@  BlackBetty : (24 October 2014 - 02:26 AM) what did you do to the air box?
@  Froman003 : (23 October 2014 - 11:32 PM) Brake uprgrade and air box gut finished!! what a difference!!
@  BlackBetty : (23 October 2014 - 07:55 PM) if my climate control displays 50F at all times does that mean its bad and i need a new one? Ive gone thru 3 ambient temp sensors and no luck fixing it
@  BlackBetty : (21 October 2014 - 10:06 PM) lol at the milkshake song
@  kdubb : (21 October 2014 - 06:28 PM) Nvm. I don't need a pulley puller lol
@  kdubb : (21 October 2014 - 05:32 PM) Do i need a pulley puller for the p/s pump, if i need to move it out of the way, to replace the water pump?..98 gs
@  Frank : (21 October 2014 - 03:12 PM) lol
@  marcleach75 : (21 October 2014 - 01:11 PM) Thanks, I needed that.
@  buck531 : (21 October 2014 - 12:47 PM) milkshake brings all the LIM's to the yard.

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how much does a Tie Rod cost roughly, with labour??


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#1 Paul_K999

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:16 AM

How much does a Tie Rod cost roughly, with labour?
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:19 AM

I just had both my outer tie rods replaced. I got the moog tie rods which is a good brand and those were about $45 a piece, so with labor it cost me $180.
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:22 AM

Don't forget the alignment, probably another $60-80

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:37 AM

Yea thats true I forgot to mention the alignment. I had an alignment done with that cost so I got a deal.
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:45 AM

Outer tie rod ends are cake work, but since you got parts, labor and an alignment for that, I'd say that's a heck of a deal.
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:45 PM

im also thinking of changing my whole front-end, not sure yet
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 01:51 PM

You shouldn't need an alignment if the installer takes extra care to mark the threads on the tie rod. As long as the tie rod end is not installed past those marks you shouldn't need an alignment. I've gotten away without getting an alignment a few times when replacing tie rod ends.
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:02 AM

You shouldn't need an alignment if the installer takes extra care to mark the threads on the tie rod. As long as the tie rod end is not installed past those marks you shouldn't need an alignment. I've gotten away without getting an alignment a few times when replacing tie rod ends.


you're 100% correct!...I've replaced alot of outer tie-rod ends and a few inner-tie rods and never had to do the alignment, all cars go strait like arrows (just like you said tho, to skrew the new tie-rods the same way/distance as the old rods , usually counting/marking threads and/or measuring distances)....the "OUTer" tie-rod end is childs-play, the "INNER" tie-rod is something else....I think at a typical mechanic shop, the labor alone for the inner tie-rod is probably $150 or more .... I made my life easy cause I bought a tool made to remove inner tie-rods....

-The inner tie rod is connected to the rack-pinion covered by the "boot"....when unskrewing the inner tierod, the pinion piston that the rod is skrewed to has to be supported & locked by a wrench so it doesn't spin with the tie-rod (if the piston spins I think that will demage the rack&pinion and you will need a new one)...either way if you have access to the inner tie rod, chances are a regular wrench is too thick to fit into the keyways so you'll have to file it down to 1/4''think, and you'll need 2 of those filed wrenched, one for the pinion piston and the other for the inner tie-rod. I measured the key-ways with a caliper to know which wrench to file.

For me replacing the INNER tie-rod is a easy job except time consuming, some cars are easier than others simply because of how much access there is to the inner tie-rod & pinion.

BTW the inner tierod is just another balljoint.
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:55 AM

i did it myself for like 50 bux with TRW ends.

when i took it in for an alignment i was also almost dead on.
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