Changing tie rods

Tiny
KELLY BAUSMER
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET LUMINA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 236,789 MILES
On a 1994 chev lumina van with a 3.1 how do you change the left inner and outer tie rod
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Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 AT 3:17 AM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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The inner requires special tools. This really isn't a do-it-yourselfer job unless you're trying to learn about car repair. Automotive students learn how to replace them on cadavers because we know stuff is going to get damaged resulting in more expensive repairs.

If you still want to pursue this, buy the special socket and band crimping tool, then head off to a salvage yard where you pay your buck and take your own tools. You can practice on one of their cars, then decide if you want to try it on your car. You'll still need an alignment after the repair.
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Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 AT 3:41 AM
Tiny
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Thank

i took your advice and had it done by a certafide mechanic and with wheel alignment and parts it only cost 260.00 dollars
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Thursday, June 9th, 2011 AT 2:45 AM
Tiny
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Dandy news. Sounds like you found a good mechanic.
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Thursday, June 9th, 2011 AT 3:18 AM

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