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Old 09-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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Sad day.

Well, I went to the alignment shop today to get an alignment, and my passenger side ball joint and tie rod end are shot.
Now, this could be my fault, I once took my baby into a field...
But the people quoted me $407.
That's labor/parts/tax. And the parts are Moog? Is that too expensive?
That's also including the alignment.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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Re: Sad day.

I'm showing ball joints price from 24 to 60 dollars each.
and tie rod ends range from 14 to 44 dollars.
You can spend the rest of the money on tools to do the job and an alignment.
You'd come out of it with brand new tools. Although you only need a good jack, a ball joint seperation fork, a sledge hammer and some large adjustable wrenches.
I've never done the sledge hammer method, but my buddy does it almost daily.
I'd probably go with the rental tool like used here:
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:14 PM   #3
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yeah you'd be taken for a ride at that price..time to learn how to do something else luckily it's not too hard
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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There ripping you a new one on that price .. Ball joints and tie rod are not hard to change oriellys rents ball joint press in kit it press them out and press new ones in .. It's easiest way to change them!! Tie rods simple as pulling pin busting loose nut .. Breaker bar my be need to not pop your nut braking them loose or impact wrench

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Always best to change upper and lower while doing it or it defeats the purpose ..

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Upper and lower refer to ball joints
Inner and outter tie rods best to do both at same time those to then 50 bucks for an alignment
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #5
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Always best to change upper and lower while doing it or it defeats the purpose
our moo tangs only have lower ball joints. They have upper strut tower bushings.

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Inner and outter tie rods best to do both at same time those to then 50 bucks for an alignment
If you need inner tie rods, its best to replace the rack, cause its probably worn out at that point. A new rack comes with both inner tie rods.
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Same principle on all .. Last ball joints and tie rodsI changed was my Z71 .. Sorry on the bit of confusion .. Still they have a press kit for install and removal .. As u can tell my truck didn't have a rack cause I forgot bout it lol
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Holy cow. They r tryin to rape u
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:41 PM   #8
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Re: Sad day.

I seriously love you guys. I'm definitely not going through with this place now. So, should I just replace the bad parts or go ahead and do the entire rack and maybe both ball joints? I figured why not. I just changed my shocks and struts literally yesterday, haha. I'm learning! And those tools mentioned, that's all I need?
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yeah you can rent all the tools you need or buy them if you have the coin
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I seriously love you guys. I'm definitely not going through with this place now. So, should I just replace the bad parts or go ahead and do the entire rack and maybe both ball joints? I figured why not. I just changed my shocks and struts literally yesterday, haha. I'm learning! And those tools mentioned, that's all I need?
You didn't specify if it was inner or outer tie rod that was bad.
If outer, then just get the outer tie rod end and put it on.
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