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On average, the cost for a Ford Fairmont Tie Rod End Replacement is $180 with $66 for parts and $114 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.
|1982 Ford FairmontL6-3.3L||Service typeTie Rod End - Front Left Outer Replacement||Estimate$387.38||Shop/Dealer Price$450.48 - $599.29|
|1980 Ford FairmontL6-3.3L||Service typeTie Rod End - Rear Right Outer Replacement||Estimate$332.79||Shop/Dealer Price$399.51 - $572.63|
|1980 Ford FairmontL4-2.3L||Service typeTie Rod End - Rear Right Outer Replacement||Estimate$259.45||Shop/Dealer Price$307.83 - $425.94|
|1982 Ford FairmontV8-4.2L||Service typeTie Rod End - Rear Left Outer Replacement||Estimate$268.35||Shop/Dealer Price$318.93 - $443.70|
|1978 Ford FairmontV8-5.0L||Service typeTie Rod End - Rear Left Outer Replacement||Estimate$268.35||Shop/Dealer Price$318.98 - $443.78|
|1978 Ford FairmontV8-5.0L||Service typeTie Rod End - Front Right Inner Replacement||Estimate$326.52||Shop/Dealer Price$384.81 - $521.37|
|1979 Ford FairmontV8-5.0L||Service typeTie Rod End - Front Left Outer Replacement||Estimate$330.38||Shop/Dealer Price$385.77 - $511.91|
|1978 Ford FairmontV8-5.0L||Service typeTie Rod End - Rear Right Inner Replacement||Estimate$335.02||Shop/Dealer Price$393.72 - $530.57|
Your car’s steering rack or gearbox (depending on the vehicle) is bolted in a fixed position to the frame of your vehicle. But the car’s wheels move up and down to smooth out road irregularities, and also left and right as you turn the steering wheel. The tie rod end is connected between the track rod of the steering assembly and the steering knuckle. A tie rod has a ball-and-socket joint to accommodate these movements. Cars will typically have two tie rod ends on each side: one inner tie rod end and one outer tie rod end — four total with a set of two per side. Tie rod ends are usually permanently greased but some may have Zerk fittings for re-greasing, including aftermarket ones. Tie rod ends are adjustable and accuracy is critical for proper front wheel alignment.
No. Tie rods ends are a critical mechanical linkage in the steering system. If a known problem exists, such as wear, looseness, or binding, the possibility of sudden and unpredictable breakage of the tie rod remains, which would cause loss of steering control. Consequently, it is not safe to drive the car if the tie rod ends have a known deficiency. Tie rod ends should always be inspected per the maintenance schedule.
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