Got my new tie rods (Lemforder) in and started with the front passenger tie rod. Removed old tie rod, completely shot, and installed new one. CAN'T TIGHTEN!!! The new tie rod doesn't have a recess for Allen key like the old one to tighten. The first pic is of the old tie rod, 2nd and 3rd of... Oct 29, 2011 · Towncivilian Posts: 4995 Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 10:21 am Car: 2001.5 Pathfinder SE 3.5L 2WD A/T 2007 Altima 2.5L CVT 2012 Sentra 2.0L CVT Special 2012 G37 Sedan 7A/T Location: Florida, USA
Most tie rods will cost between $40 and $120 with inner tie rods more expensive than outers. Some cars have tie rods sold as an assembly where inner and outer tie rods are sold together as an “assembly”. Labor to replace tie rods will run between $45 and $85 depending if the inner or outer tie rod is changed.
Thanks. I think I may just get the more critical ones (tie rod ends, ball joints and axle nuts). I can get all those for about $60 so I'll just do it for peace of mind. In the Ford instructions it actually says that if you don't torque the axle nut in one continuous motion then you need to replace the nut.