OK, here we go. $450.00 is a fair price for the spindle R&R. In reading between the lines here, this is what I see, keeping in mind, I could be wrong.
Your original problem was worn tierod ends. With almost 100K on the truck, this isn't unusual. BUT, when the original rod ends were removed the tapered seats in the spindles were damaged. When this happens, the spindle sockets will no longer hold a new rod end securely, ie. You can't keep them tight in the tapered socket. The only recourse is to replace the spindles and rod ends with new and srart from scratch. Your mechanic should be able to verify if this is the case. As far as going back on the dealer, that's up to you. Hope this helps and let me know how this plays out.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 AT 11:55 AM