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Old 09-15-2016, 04:50 PM   #1
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Help!! Plowed through a pothole damaged tie rod, ball joints and God knows what else.

As the title states, I plowed through a pothole (it was covered in rain and I didn't see it). I know I need a whole new tie rod, and a friend said probably a new ball joint as well. Also when I looked at the strut it looks damaged too. I'm looking for advice (other than slowing down and being more careful) on how much I should be looking advice on how much I should be looking at spending and what I should be spending my money on. I'm not a rich man so the cheaper the better.


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Strut Looks bent . But hard to tell from pic. How fast were you going.Whats the mileage on suspension.
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There's a dent in it for sure, idk if it's bent but my wheel is angled inward at the top. And I was going about 40-45 mph. And as for the mileage on the suspension, I'm not too sure. I've only owned the car for a couple months but I assume it's the original. I'd like to just replace the whole thing but I'm looking for realistic price estimates.
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:44 PM   #4
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Looks bent. Fitment doesn't look quite right and looks a bit out of round.

Probably safest to replace.

That tie rod is knarly!

Though you can probably find singles -- you're probably better off replacing left and right. Save you from the change down the road and keeps you balanced with new vs. old parts.
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That's what I'm feeling, and yeah. The first time I looked at the tie rod I had to laugh through all the pain lol. But I priced one full kit at around $300-$400. So you know if that's about right or too low? And also what about labor?
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No real idea on labor -- always have done my own work.

Depends what a "full kit" includes?
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Strut - Shot

Tie rod/inner joint assy. - Shot

Sway bar link - Shot

That's all I can prove from the pictures.
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Would something like this be sufficient?

http://www.1aauto.com/2000-04-ford-f...1050904&y=2002

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It's a good deal. 1a auto tends to have pretty good prices. Not always top of the line quality in parts -- but for basics like this reasonable enough to get you going and driving for awhile.

Obviously if you were tracking it or whatever, you'd probably go another route.

Would be the right route to get yourself going again.
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2002 Ford Focus Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit (2) Front Strut & Spring Assemblies (2) Front Lower Control Arms with Ball Joints (2) Front Sway Bar Links (2) Front Outer Tie Rods (2) Front Inner Tie Rods (2) Steering Rack & Pinion Bellows (exclu

Looks good for the purpose.
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