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For some reason, both of my inner tie-rods are fucked..... I just replaced the passenger side inner tie rod this time last year, so I'm kinda pissed about that. Anyways, how difficult would it be to do myself? I was quoted $450 by a shop today, hell I could just buy an entire rack for that damn much. Does anyone have a write up on replacing these? I did a search and couldn't find much, just rack replacement for the most part.... Thanks!
 

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Its easy dude.. save the 400 and DIY. Just buy both inners. loosen the lock nut on the outers and unscrew it all the way. mark where the outter goes into the inner with a marker. remove outer tierods from knuckle. unscrew the outer from the inner. on the back of the inner (towards the center of the vehicle) there is a little metal plate with some tabs bent onto the inner tierod. bent those out and use a large wrench to remove the inner. goes back on the same way you took it off. I did this with the vehicle on the ground.. start to finish for both sides was 2.5 hrs. I did one side at a time. I think there is a write up in the wikki.
 

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Thanks man, I'm gonna have my friends dad(transmission rebuilder) take a peek at it and see what he can do w/ it. I'll search the wikki :D
 

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No problem. You wont have any trouble.. and youll be happy you just did it yourself. Ive never taken my truck in for service.. just always do it myself and learn how... this way.. if it breaks on the trail I can fix it up:)
 

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No problem. You wont have any trouble.. and youll be happy you just did it yourself. Ive never taken my truck in for service.. just always do it myself and learn how... this way.. if it breaks on the trail I can fix it up:)

I agree, I'm just slightly intimidated by the steering system on our trucks haha! That write up in the wiki is pretty damn good I must say, excellent pics as well :D!
 

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wslytoy said:
For some reason, both of my inner tie-rods are fucked..... I just replaced the passenger side inner tie rod this time last year, so I'm kinda pissed about that. Anyways, how difficult would it be to do myself? I was quoted $450 by a shop today, hell I could just buy an entire rack for that damn much. Does anyone have a write up on replacing these? I did a search and couldn't find much, just rack replacement for the most part.... Thanks!

$450??!!! hell I bet I could buy a round trip ticket, buy the part and charge you my SF opera hourly rate to fix it, LOL

get the TR aftermarket and replace it yourself...probably take you a half hr, tops. You'll have to get another wheel alignment though.
 

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$450??!!! hell I bet I could buy a round trip ticket, buy the part and charge you my SF opera hourly rate to fix it, LOL
Yes but would you sing while you were fixing it?
 

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Yes but would you sing while you were fixing it?
for that price? sure :D
 

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I did the one on the right in 20 minutes.. I bought inner tie rod at NAPA auto parts with life time warranty for $52. It took me less time than my friend who was changing his oil in his truck at the same time.
 

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ShowStop said:
I'm too lazy to look up the price, but I remember the factory OEM inner TREs to be like $100 or so each. So with parts running about $200, you would save yourself $250 in labor to do the work yourself.

One of our lease customers at work is Napa, and one of the parts guys said he'd give me a good deal on both of them, so I'm actually hoping to come out cheaper than $100 for both of them :D.
 
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