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@  Sapias Lupus : (26 November 2014 - 08:41 PM) Yeah I dont know about all that lol
@  gojo83 : (26 November 2014 - 06:56 PM) hey paul you run the hbody on the silver car right?
@  Marchi1 : (26 November 2014 - 06:14 PM) There is a copy in Texas that will rewrap wheels in new leather for like $200-$300
@  BlackBetty : (26 November 2014 - 10:31 AM) well if you change your LIM make sure you upgrade you aluminum coolant elbows n anything else while you are in there.
@  Tobias05 : (26 November 2014 - 03:02 AM) RT, if it makes ya feel better, I'm about to start on my 3rd LIM R&R. So far, 2 for 2, no leaks! haha.
@  Sapias Lupus : (26 November 2014 - 02:03 AM) Also any good steering wheel replacements out there (AM) Mine is nasty lol if not I'll look for a stock one unless someone knows a good restoration for them.
@  Sapias Lupus : (26 November 2014 - 01:44 AM) Anyone have a write up for the gauge in the light switch area??? I searched no results.
@  RegalTraveler : (25 November 2014 - 10:33 PM) haha. alright.
@  gojo83 : (25 November 2014 - 10:30 PM) when I get home Ill pm you a pic of my ex's lim gaskets
@  RegalTraveler : (25 November 2014 - 10:15 PM) ugh.
@  gojo83 : (25 November 2014 - 10:13 PM) the lim gasket
@  RegalTraveler : (25 November 2014 - 10:11 PM) so, leaking around those sensors, do you think that is the LIM or some other gasket?
@  RegalTraveler : (25 November 2014 - 10:10 PM) how messed up the supercharger or the gasket is?
@  gojo83 : (25 November 2014 - 10:07 PM) up to you but i bet you will be surprised how messed up it is when you remove it
@  RegalTraveler : (25 November 2014 - 09:58 PM) I wasn't planning on replacing it, might just drive it until it dies at this point. but the thought stemmed when I was planning on doing my SC coupler.
@  gojo83 : (25 November 2014 - 09:57 PM) so I would err on the side of 1200 based on what blackbetty said. i have a friend that owns a shop so its different and cheaper
@  RegalTraveler : (25 November 2014 - 09:53 PM) and yea, at a mechanic. Not a job I'm going to be tackling myself. especially without a garage and in the cold of winter.
@  gojo83 : (25 November 2014 - 09:53 PM) it also depends on which LIM gasket you use and where you source it from I have seen it in price from 38-64 so it really depends and if you get the alum coolant elbows they are a bit more and the injector orings are like 15 and the gen v gasket is 30+ depending
@  RegalTraveler : (25 November 2014 - 09:52 PM) I'm not sure if it's the LIM. I'm seeing antifreeze come up around what appears to be some kind of sensor at each cylinder. it just runs along the top of the valve cover and fills up all the holes in orange.
@  BlackBetty : (25 November 2014 - 09:50 PM) lower intake manifold gasket is 1200 at Dealership in my town. i did it myself no leaks for less than $100

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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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