questions about a 'parts list' to go along with tie rod ends

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questions about a 'parts list' to go along with tie rod ends

Post by onsight512 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:22 am

If I were to have the tie rod ends replaced, what other parts would be good to have replaced at the same time while they're working on that area of the car?

I've recently had the front springs, shocks, and upper and lower ball joints replaced.
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Re: questions about a 'parts list' to go along with tie rod ends

Post by jrusso07 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:15 am

There's not much left other than the steering box and idler arm. Assume you have done wheel bearings. There's always the pivots for the upper and lower wishbones.
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Re: questions about a 'parts list' to go along with tie rod ends

Post by mraitch » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:52 am

Chris,

good to see you are taking care of the important bits, so you can enjoy the car.
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Re: questions about a 'parts list' to go along with tie rod ends

Post by theunz » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:57 am

Center link is fairly inexpensive also.
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Re: questions about a 'parts list' to go along with tie rod ends

Post by onsight512 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:45 pm

Thanks everyone. Yes, I'm dying to start on the interior, but there are plenty of other priorities. Steering box and idler arm are on my list just after the tie rods.

Is the steering box/idler arm something that I could do myself? Maybe a better questions would be; how complicated a job are they?


And yes, the wheel bearings were replaced by the PO.
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Re: questions about a 'parts list' to go along with tie rod ends

Post by RCMike » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:53 am

If you are paying someone to replace the tie rods, and center link, then do it all at once. If you are doing the work yourself, then decide how hard you want to work, twice.. Because you need to break the tie rods and center link free from the steering box and idler to replace the tie rods and center link.. and you need to break them loose to replace the steering and idler box.. The steering box is a nightmare to remove and reinstall on a complete car, but it CAN be done. It just sucks..

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Re: questions about a 'parts list' to go along with tie rod ends

Post by onsight512 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:27 am

RCMike wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:53 am
If you are paying someone to replace the tie rods, and center link, then do it all at once. If you are doing the work yourself, then decide how hard you want to work, twice.. Because you need to break the tie rods and center link free from the steering box and idler to replace the tie rods and center link.. and you need to break them loose to replace the steering and idler box.. The steering box is a nightmare to remove and reinstall on a complete car, but it CAN be done. It just sucks..
I'll do the tie rods and center link all at the same time. And maybe the steering & idler box too. I have what I think is too much play in the steering wheel, so I'd like to address that while I'm in that area of the car. I don't know exactly which part/component is causing it, but I figure it can't hurt to re-do as many of these things as I can before I move on the interior.

thanks,
Chris
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