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Old 03-01-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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So today after my car was rolled off the trailer, I got to looking at the rotors, and they were rusted from sitting for over a year, and I went to get the brakes and rotors replaced, upon their inspection they said I have a bent tie rod, and they want to charge me $275 maybe more for parts and labor, is this a good deal?


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do it yourself bro. all you need is a 22mm wrench and a 18mm socket and side cutters to remove/install cotter pin.

The part is seriously less than 30 dollars. You'll save about 80-90 bucks on installation.

it might not even be bent... they are curved
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do it yourself bro. all you need is a 22mm wrench and a 18mm socket and side cutters to remove/install cotter pin.

The part is seriously less than 30 dollars. You'll save about 80-90 bucks on installation.

it might not even be bent... they are curved.
When my new wheels and tires get here tomorrow I will take a look at it. If its really that simple then I will do it myself if it really needs to be done, I'll take pics and post them if it does look messed up though,
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its cant be as hard as 275 dollars would suggest. save a ton of money and do it your self.

everytime a mechanic say " maybe more" means they are trying to get over on me.
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Yeah I thought that was going to happen when I got the brakes done, but it really needed the stuff, and I wasnt about to do it myself, so I just paid the $700 for new pads and rotors and dealt with it, oh and did I mention new wheel studs because the car had sat so long the lugs rusted them selves on. I noticed when I look the part up on advance it says theres an inner and an outer, which is more likely the one "bent" and which is harder to replace?
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It is more than likely that the inner tie rod is bent. This part for the 2002 SVT runs $30-$40 for a good quality replacement. I do believe it requires a special tool for removal/replacement from the steering rack. Removal tool may be available for rental from AZ. Outer tie rod end comes off first. Be sure the wheel well area is CLEAN before you remove the rack bellows and expose the rack itself. Alignment is required afterward as the Focus is very sensitive to toe.
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no special tool need. just turn the wheel all the way opposite the side is bad to push the inner out as far as possible. and it will allow enough space to get a pipe wrench on and remove.
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Ok so when I was getting the new wheels installed today I asked to take a look at the front suspension and the tie rod is bent. I'm not sure if its the inner or the outer though, its closet to the tire on the door side not the front bumper, so I'm guessing thats the inner?
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From how you explained it, it sounds like the outer(outer being the closest to the wheel) However, the outer doesn't bend it more or less breakes. Have you seen this piece?
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Yeah, it is bent, not like a perfect bend but a rounding bend.
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