Not long. Bout an hour to cand track rod ends and tie rods on both sides. Had t cut one off with a grinder though.
about $135 at les schwab
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There are two types of tie rods on a 2000 Dodge neon. The outer-tie rod connect to the inner-tie rods which mount to the steering rack. The outer units are threaded on to the inner- tie rods. Remove them by spinning it counter clockwise. Take a special tie rod socket to remove the inner-tie rod. Replace the units.
The 1996 Chevrolet Lumina has two outer tie rods and two inners. With the vehicle safely on lifts or jack stands the cotter pins from the knuckles can be removed. Then the outer tie rods can removed with a wrench. It would be advisable to chalk the approximate position of the bad tie rods. The new rods can have their zerk fittings installed, screwed on to the outers and knuckle, and charged with fresh grease. The vehicle will require an alignment after install. It is advisable to replace both outers a pair. The OEM AC Delco outer tie rods for the Lumina with the 3400 V6 is #45A0457.
If both sides are replacing inner and outer tie rods it takes 2 hours of work, if average mechanic charge $75, do the math
replacing tie rods will require a front end alignment. Remove cotter pin and nut than unscrew from drag link and replace
This job depends on the vehicle type, quantity of tie-rods, and quoted labor and parts price. First, most vehicles have four front tie-rods; two outers, and two inners. Additionally there other vehicles which even have rear tie rods! Usually the front outer tie rods fail first, and the inners typically last the life of the vehicle. It is recommended to replace tie rods in pairs to keep both sides wear equal. Replacing a single outer tie rods may be .75 hours of labor. An OEM outer tie rod may cost upwards of 40$ at cash wholesale cost. Lastly, the vehicle will require an alignment after installing tie rods, so factor additional cost.
The changing of outer-tie rods on a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero is a procedure of moderate mechanical difficulty. The outer-rods can be taken off with a wrench after the copper pins are removed from the steering knuckle. A wheel alignment will be required after a tie-rod install. It is advisable to replace the outer tie rods of both (left and right) sides as a set. The OEM General Motors replacement outer tie-rod is AC Delco #45A0705.
First, remove the wheels. Take off the cotter pin and the nut that connects the spindle to the tie rods. Hammer on the rod end until pops downward. Mark the alignment of the tie rod, remove it, and then replace it.Ê
Check upper ball joints and outer tie rods.Check upper ball joints and outer tie rods.