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2005 Dodge Magnum: the cost for replacing tire rods

Customer Question

How much do you think is the cost for replacing tire rods for a 2005 Dodge Magnum
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  JamesH replied 7 years ago.
Both sides labor is just under 1 hour so about 50.00 labor and price of the tie rods are 31.99 per side at your local auto store. So it should run you 81.99 plus local taxes. I will include the how to if you want to try it yourself.. Let me know if I can further help1

  1. Raise and support vehicle.



  1. Remove wheel mounting nuts (3), then front tire and wheel assembly (1).



CAUTION: When loosening jam nut and rotating inner tie rod, use care not to twist bellows at inner tie rod. Remove clamp (2) at inner tie rod and make sure bellows moves freely before rotating inner tie rod.

  1. Loosen tie rod jam nut (1) at outer tie rod (4).



  1. Remove outer tie rod end nut (1) at knuckle (3).



  1. Using Remover (2), Special Tool 9630, separate outer tie rod end (1) from knuckle.
  2. Unthread outer tie rod from inner tie rod. Count number of turns when removing outer tie rod. This will give a good starting point when reassembling and when setting toe.

RWD

  1. Raise and support vehicle.



  1. Remove wheel mounting nuts (3), then front tire and wheel assembly (1). CAUTION: When loosening jam nut and rotating inner tie rod, use care not to twist bellows at inner tie rod. Remove clamp at inner tie rod and make sure bellows moves freely before rotating inner tie rod.



  1. Loosen tie rod jam nut (3) at outer tie rod (5).
  2. Remove outer tie rod end nut (1) at knuckle (2).



  1. Using Remover (2), Special Tool 9630, separate outer tie rod end (1) from knuckle.
  2. Unthread outer tie rod from inner tie rod. Count number of turns when removing outer tie rod. This will give a good starting point when reassembling and when setting toe.

INSTALLATION
AWD



CAUTION: When rotating inner tie rod, use care not to twist bellows at inner tie rod. Remove clamp (2) at inner tie rod and make sure bellows moves freely before rotating inner tie rod.

  1. Thread outer tie rod (4) onto inner tie rod (3), Install outer tie rod same number of turns as when removed.



  1. Install outer tie rod end (2) into steering knuckle (3). Install and tighten nut (1) to 85 Nm (63 ft. lbs.) torque.



  1. Install tire and wheel assemblies (1). Tighten wheel mounting nuts (3) to 150 Nm (110 ft. lbs.) torque.
  2. Lower vehicle.
  3. Perform wheel alignment setting toe to specifications.



  1. Tighten tie rod jam nut (1) to 75 Nm (55 ft. lbs.) torque.

RWD

CAUTION: When rotating inner tie rod, use care not to twist bellows at inner tie rod. Remove clamp at inner tie rod and make sure bellows moves freely before rotating inner tie rod.



  1. Thread outer tie rod (5) onto inner tie rod (4), Install outer tie rod same number of turns as when removed.
  2. Install outer tie rod end (5) into steering knuckle (2). Install and tighten nut (1) to 85 Nm (63 ft. lbs.) torque.



  1. Install tire and wheel assemblies (1). Tighten wheel mounting nuts (3) to 150 Nm (110 ft. lbs.) torque.
  2. Lower vehicle.
  3. Perform wheel alignment setting toe to specifications.