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Old 07-04-2006, 04:14 PM   #21
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i finally know whats causing the vibration. Its the inner and outer tie rods in both the front wheels. does anyone know of a place that doesn't charge a lot of money to replace them.

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just for referrence from when i was a tech, i would estimate the job at around 500 bucks or so.

1 outer tie rod end: apx. 100
1 inner tie rod end: apx. 75-100 (the shop should cut time off of this job because they have to pull the outer tie rod ends anyways to replace them... referred to as overlapping time.)
alignment: 50 or so
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the pricing CS mentions is about right.

The inner rod itself is about $60 at my mechanics price. Then labor...and that inner rod can fight pretty well....also requires a special tool from what I understand. Not sure as I sent mine out.
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Yep, it requires a special tool. Most shops have the generic one. And unfortuently, this is the best picture I could find of what the tool looks like:



Basically, you put one of those 'cups' around the inner joint (which has two flat sides) and then the long tube goes over the inner tie rod and engages with the 'cup' to allow you to unthread the inner tie rod end.
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I'm going to get mine checked out. I get a vibration between 65 mph and 70 mph, but it goes away faster or slower than that.

Wow, that'* an expensive tie-rod design! Tie rod ends used to be an easy do-it-yourself job!
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I'm going to get mine checked out. I get a vibration between 65 mph and 70 mph, but it goes away faster or slower than that.

Wow, that'* an expensive tie-rod design! Tie rod ends used to be an easy do-it-yourself job!
Bugs.. check wheel balance also..65-70 is pretty typical speed for that.
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