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How much should a front end alignment cost for a 1998 ford taurus? i need 1 inner and 1 outer tie rod?

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It's just down to garage time. - Usually 1 hour so less than £60. They might want to talk you into new TRE's though - so just wait while they do the work in case they charge you for their coffee break too.

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40-80 bucks.

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    For the Alignment is about 40-80 dollars For tie rods about $60-70 for both plus labor whatever the shop charges. About 1 hr. Total shoul be about $ 200-225.

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