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Tie Rod Ends (driver Inner)

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Old 06-20-2009, 03:37 AM
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Hello,

I went Volvo service shop to check my car.
They said I need to change tie rod ends which is driver inner side.
Approximate cost was $550. It was included wheel alignment cost.

So, I also went Pepboys shop to ask about this.
They said it should be under $150 without wheel alignment.
Wheel alignment cost was $70, so if I add it, whole cost is $220.

My question is that is it a difficult job?
changing tie end rods is difficult?
If it isn't I'll do that at Pepboys because I feel Volvo service shop overcharged me.

Please give some guidance.

Thanks,
 
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:09 AM
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It is not that bad of a job to do.
 
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Old 06-20-2009, 05:38 PM
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Thanks a lot!
but it needs wheel alignment. I guess. right?
 
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I'm pretty sure the $550 was not for 1 tie rod and alignment. Should be all 4, 1-1.5 hrs labor, and an alignment.

If you've never done it before, it will take you a bit of time to figure out how to get the inner off. If you do it yourself, make sure your take some sort of measurement to get the new parts put together the same length as the old. If you have things way off, the alignment shop might be pressed to charge you to r&r them to make sure nothing is hanging by a few threads either side. Basically CYA on their part.

Yes you need an alignment after. You would be shocked to see how little an adjustment it takes to mess up tires. Tell the shop up front that you replaced them when you take it for alignment, or the tech will be pissed when he sees it. Makes for good relations and keeps them from thinking you are hiding something.
 
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:30 AM
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If you do it your self when you remove the outer tie rod count the number of turns to remove it. Then install it the same so it will be close enough to get it to the alignment shop.
 
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