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I just came back from my mechanic today,i had a water pump installed today on my 96 eldo,he had told me i need inner tie rod ends,has anybody gone thru replacing them?and about how much was the cost?
 

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There is no inner tie rod ends on a rack and pinion system---only outer tie rod ends and yes they do get loose from time to time. I work for a cadillac dealer so I don't know the exact cost, but recommend doing them aftermarket and getting alignment outside of dealer---will save you money by half!!

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I have done tie rod ends on many cars. It is simple. just make sure to mark their location before removing them. However, with cadillacs, I dont know if there are any sensors, etc to worry about. If not, try doing them yourself by looking in a manual. it will save you hundreds of dollars and you will gain knowledge.
 

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Supercrew632 said:
There is no inner tie rod ends on a rack and pinion system---only outer tie rod ends and yes they do get loose from time to time. I work for a cadillac dealer so I don't know the exact cost, but recommend doing them aftermarket and getting alignment outside of dealer---will save you money by half!!

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The AC-Delco part number for the inner tie rod end is 45A2053. You can see a picture of one here: http://198.208.187.182/internet/PartImage.jsp?mfgname=ACDELCO&prodlinecd=45&acpartnbr=45A2053

Looks to me like it exists, and they go for about $28 at Rock Auto but you might find a better price somewhere else like www.gmpartsdirect.com or www.gmotors.com. As for installation, I have never done an inner end on a Cadillac, only on a Dodge Intrepid, but I'm definitely with Supercrew when he says stay away from the dealership! It may need an alignment after the end is replaced, and that will add a few bucks to the overall cost, but they may be able to avoid it if they're careful about marking the position of the existing end before they remove it.
 

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Thanx for all the help,i was under the car today,i found that there is no inner tie rod ends myself,lol.I did notice that my passenger side has a little play on the rack side,not much,but just a little.The mechanic where i was at,i think he does not know what the hell he was looking at,lol.I did find that i had a bad,more like a broken stabilizer link,i could have not known until i took it apart.I was having the clunking noise just like everybody else,but i thought it would not be the struts.I have to order some links tomorow.Thanx for all the help.:duck:
 
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