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Hello,

I have a 94 Taurus which was in for state inspection recently. I was told that the inner tie rod ends need to be replaced for a grand total of about $500(!) including parts, labor, and alignment.

I jacked up the front, pulled off the wheels, and popped off the outer tie rods. I can't detect any play at the inner tie rods. I also don't notice any noises while driving.

What gives? Anybody have any thoughts or advice?

Thanks,
Craig
 

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Since I don't know where you are from, I assume the the people that failed your car is also a garage that does work. Inner tie rods are about 30.00 each and labor is one hr per side then you need a front end alignment. Some one is trying to jack you up.

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Mike,

Thanks for the reply. I am in Pennsylvania, and the car was inspected at a Ford dealership service department.

I just took a look specifically for leaking power steering fluid, and the whole area is dry.

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Originally posted by csd@May 2 2004, 11:22 AM
Hello,

I have a 94 Taurus which was in for state inspection recently. I was told that the inner tie rod ends need to be replaced for a grand total of about $500(!) including parts, labor, and alignment.

I jacked up the front, pulled off the wheels, and popped off the outer tie rods. I can't detect any play at the inner tie rods. I also don't notice any noises while driving.

What gives? Anybody have any thoughts or advice?

Thanks,
Craig
Tie rods really need to be checked with the wheels on. I would believe they are probably bad judging by the age of the car, but don't pay that much to get them fixed if that's all they are doing,
 
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