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Old 07-11-2003, 12:41 AM   #1
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I just found out we have a loose tie rod and that it'll be 200 bucks to fix it. Is it a job that should be done by a pro, or can it be done by someone with a loose knowledge of mechanics? My father-in-law is a mechanic, but the only cars he has ever worked on are Crown Victorias because he works for the city garage. Should we just fork out the bucks?

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I'm sorry, I probabaly should have put this in the "mechanical and maintenance" forum.
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if he has access to an alignment rack go for it, otherwise, pay up.
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Do the work yourself, but you'll have to pay for the alignment. A front end alignment should be between 50 and 80 bucks if I remember.
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