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Old 03-08-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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is this job difficult?

Got a quote for my mustangs front inner and outer tie rods plus lower ball joints. They want $600. No way I can do that...so my question is, is this a difficult diy job? I know ill have to get it aligned after.
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Got a quote for my mustangs front inner and outer tie rods plus lower ball joints. They want $600. No way I can do that...so my question is, is this a difficult diy job? I know ill have to get it aligned after.
Damn that's crazy ..

I do things like that for 40/50 bucks ! Fml
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Got a quote for my mustangs front inner and outer tie rods plus lower ball joints. They want $600. No way I can do that...so my question is, is this a difficult diy job? I know ill have to get it aligned after.
Just got mine done, I let the pros do that, it was that same price for me with alignment included
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So its pretty simple? I've never done ball joints before and shop says it takes 3 hours. Makes it sound difficult.
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So its pretty simple? I've never done ball joints before and shop says it takes 3 hours. Makes it sound difficult.


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So its pretty simple? I've never done ball joints before and shop says it takes 3 hours. Makes it sound difficult.
Yeahh it's required moderate to master mechanical skills and a pretty well stocked shop for any unexpecteds, but It can be done
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Ill probably try it...its worth saving all that money to me...I can get tie rods and ball joints for $50...
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Ill probably try it...its worth saving all that money to me...I can get tie rods and ball joints for $50...
It's the labor your paying for basically lol
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Yea I know $275 for ball joints alone
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I've never done that job but I wouldn't be scared to jump on the job. There's always info on DIY
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I would say go ahead and jump in on it on the weekend where you have 2 days to work on the car, 2 just incase you have trouble and a tool or part breaks and you have to aquire another. Still it shouldnt take you even a full day even on the ground with jack stands. I dont know what tools you have but even still the tools needed can be purchased for well under $600. Pretty simple stuff you just put the parts back the same way they come off and you can usually find youtube videos for refrence reguarding these kinds of repairs.
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What are some specific tools I should pick up?
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Need pickle forks for the ball joints
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Ive done these part replacements before on other vehicles and the tools needed can be different. This is why I recommend anytime you own a car your going to do DIY type work on get haynes and chiltons manuals. They will help you with tool selection by showing you what needs to be done. Or in a pinch like I said a well done youtube video can assist not only with process of what needs to be done but will tell and show you what tools to use as well.
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