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RPM problem RPM's won't go above 250 no matter what speed and when you get above 50km's it gets loud. My son has a SATURN that the tie rods need replacing on and he says it sounds the same. I don't know anything about engines so really need to know the problem and how much to fix. Thanks.

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Well mary the tie rod would not cause you engine not to go above 250 ok but you may have a lost of engine power sorry am in the bahamas and am unable to do it for you but you can have a mechanic check it for you.when last was it service my be your spark plugs,air,fuel and oil filter and oil have to change

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SOURCE: how much estimate to fix tie rod

rougly 125 and shoud include alignment

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SOURCE: inner tie rod ends

pull out the codderkey then take off the nut and pound it out with a hammer fine or you could use a pickle forkthen just turn it off with a wrench.......remember lefty lossy righty tighty lol

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SOURCE: getting the outer tie rod off of a 2001 Grand Prix

If you are talking about the ball joint on the tie rod then you must use a spreader to seperate the two.
These are sold at your local auto parts store. When unthreading the rods make sure to count the number of turns out and turn the new one back in the same number of turns. Then take the vehicle to be aligned. The money saved doing the job yourself will be wasted on excessive tire wear unless you do.
Also keep in mind one side of the tie rod is left hand thread and the other right hand thread.

Good Luck

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: I,ve disconected the tie rod

If it is the inner tie rod you are working on it need to be threaded out on some you can get with a wrench but most you will need an inner tie rod tool. Look at your replacement tie rod you will see the threads and two flat spots that is where the wrench goes. Please rate.

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SOURCE: Tie Rod on a 99 Pont Grand Prix SC

the inner tie rod should have 2 flat spots where the tool goes onto,then the rest is smooth sometimes very hard too see in there.,the 2flat spots are on the back side close too the rack sometimes you need too put the wrench part of the tool on first then put the outer part of thhe tool onto the other piece .an octopuss would be helpfull with all his arms

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