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How much would it cost to fix the inner tire rod

How much would it cost to fix the inner or outer (i need price for both) tire rod on a 1998 for escort, i just was told $220 and i want to know if im getting ripped off

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The parts for the inner and outer together is around $80, (all 4 joints) labor to install should be about 2 hours plus alignment, I would say $220 is a good price for that work. Just make sure that price includes a new alignment. Hope this helps, let me know.

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