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INNER RIGHT TIE ROD NEEDS REPLACEMENT

IT NEEDS REPLACEMENT...CAN I DO THIS??? I KNOW I NEED TO GET AN ALIGNMWNT AFTER BUT IS IT EASY TO CHANGE MYSELF?
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Super easy may take awhile but worth it afew hrs will do if your just kinda tool savvy

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