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This is more than a half hour job. if you are going to buy and install a part that expensive and a procedure that involved then you can afford to buy a repair manual on a CD on eBay. that way you will have detailed instructions, pictures, and proper steps to take. you are going to need special tools for the tie rod ends and it will need an alignment when you are done. you will be disconnecting the steering column joint and there may be safety procedures with that. consider having a shop with an alignment rack do the job.

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