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@  00GrcyGtr : (20 April 2016 - 09:38 PM) I always seem to have several T40 bits, they are used in many other applications also.
If I seen any shine on the nug tips, I pitch, but I have noticed as you mention, the rounding of the ends of those.
I hit the end with a tool and flatten it out, they work for a few more jobs.
Maybe that's why I seem to have so many?
@  tippietoejoe : (14 April 2016 - 08:04 AM) Seems that my T40 bit was not truly flat on the end and thus not fitting all the way into the bolt. With a new T40 I was able to remove the bolts.....so to answer my own question a T40 is the size and just make sure the end of the bit it completely flat.
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@  gojo83 : (14 March 2016 - 03:16 PM) new 9c1 sway in the rear new tie rod ends new struts all around, new dorman sway up front new GA rear brakes new fbody brakes up front car drives so much better and will be even better when the alignment is done
@  Tobias05 : (01 March 2016 - 09:01 PM) i was just a bit surprised it seemed i got almost 3/4 turn on my lugs before the TQ wrench clicked. I thought i had the wrong TQ setting it scared me lol...
@  tippietoejoe : (01 March 2016 - 06:36 PM) I completely agree, although I get lazy sometimes
@  00GrcyGtr : (01 March 2016 - 06:04 PM) I've always felt it was best to torque nuts, then drive a couple miles and re-check torque. This is just my OC opinion, but having been around racing and road track cars, it got to be a habit.
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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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