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Hey, does anyone know how to change the inner tie rods on a 93 intrpid? I went for an alignment and the guys there said I needed to have the pass. side inner tie rod replaced before I could get an alignment.

When cruising down the road, the steering wheel will jerk left or right every once in a while by itself. The roads were smooth and did not contribute with any input.

I had this problem after I complained that my new tire "blew out" after two days !!! I brought it back in ro the "wholesale club" and told them what happened and wanted a replacement tire. After 20 minutes of struggling the servoce manager agreed, but not happily.

Well, after I got the car back with the new tire, the alarm no longer works (never had a problem before!!!), the car wanders across the road and the steering wheel herks left and right every so often, and busted vents in the back of the center console !!!

I REALLY think that the service manager TOLD his "buddies" to "take care of my car" because I insisted that they replace the bad tire at their expense.

I was pissed but could not prove anything and decided to fix these things on my own...with some help from you guys and girls of course !!!

Thanks for listening,
Mike
 

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Sue those bitches man. I had a problem with my tie rods jerking to left it was the inner tie rod. but if youre alaram dosent work go ****ing complain man dont stay quite.

Youre going to let them control you, hell no threaten to sue them then we will see how they will fix it. :mad: :mad: :mad:
 

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Maybe your alarm is on valet mode.
 

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are you sure that it was not just the BUSHINGS that are worth $6.00 for the set? That is the question here. Bushing will go a lot faster than the whole tie rod end. I almost got ripped off from MIDAS until one of my fellow bros ( HISPANIC/CHOLO :D )told me behind his boss's back about what the REAL problem was.
 

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Originally posted by babyalex27:
are you sure that it was not just the BUSHINGS that are worth $6.00 for the set? That is the question here. Bushing will go a lot faster than the whole tie rod end. I almost got ripped off from MIDAS until one of my fellow bros ( HISPANIC/CHOLO :D )told me behind his boss's back about what the REAL problem was.

I changed the bushings, but had to change the tie rods 6 months later, because the new bushings were all chewed up. Also have them check the ball joints, they will cause the wheel to jump up & down when they are bad.

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I would recommend actually bringing it to a Dodge/Chrysler dealership for service. I know you're probably like WTF, hell no, I'll do it myself but you want to bring it to a reputable Dodge/Chrysler dealership, especially in this situation.

Steering is also a safety issue, you also want documentation from a qualified service provider such as a Dodge/Chrysler dealership explaining what they found. You will also want to take a couple minutes of a technician's time asking them how this could have happened. Let them explain first then tell them what happened.

If you perform the service yourself and something should happen, steering fails etc. you would have very limited legal recourse because they would simply blame it on you.

At one time I was about to service my Intrepid's steering myself at one time with my 99ES because I was sick and tired of the dealership not ever finding much wrong with it. I'm really glad I didn't, I kept brining it back to the dealership, they replaced a strut rod washer that was supposedly missing somehow once but never really found anything wrong. The steering eventually failed and I ended up wrecking because of a steering related failure. I have all documentation and hopefully I have some legal recourse to at least get my money back that I put into the vehicle.

Yeah, your alarm could be in Valet mode, check your manual or with your installer. If it's not or it's taken out a Valet mode then you may have a problem. It shouldn't have had to have been programed into Valet mode unless they were performing engine or electrical work but some service providers do it anyway. If that checks out OK I'd take it to your alarm installer and again get documentation as to what they found.

It may cost a little more but if they did screw something up you'll be able to prove it and you would have a better possibility of a case.

You could also make copies of your invoices, find out who is in charge of that place and provide the invoices demanding compensation for the invoices and inconvienence or you will file a lawsuit.

Good luck bro!
MoparPerformance :cool:
 

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Had the inner-tie rod problem myself like 2 months ago.. I was stupid (very stupid) and didnt know that I could just replace the bushing. So I went out and got the tie-rod. Cost me about $60 and had my uncle mechanic put it in..
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I changed the ball joints myself already. Actually, had to change out the entire lower control arms, but it was not that bad at all. Are the bushings tough to replace? I will try that first and then the tie rods if I have to.

I will have the dealer check the car over to be on the safe side ( and documentation !!!).

By the way, the alarm issue has been solved. They must have disconnected the wiring and expected me to go back and let them fix it !!! Yeah right ! The connector could not have come loose by itself.

Take care,
Mike
 

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hey Mathwhiz, your bushings were worn out in 6 months. Geez???

Someone told me that these 93-97 Intrepids have SHITTY front suspensions, especially in the rackpinion. IS that true??
 

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Actually not really the only thing i changed on my suspension is my springs to intrax 1.8 inches and one right inner tie rod and i have 170k miles its a 94. so its still holding up and i drive it like a maniac doing turns as fast i can.

GOD DAMN DODGE BUILT THIS CAR GOOOOODDDD :D :D :D
 

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It's not that the suspensions are shitty, even though I need a 3rd front suspension, it's how the cars are treated after they're built.

My buddies used to work at the Canadian assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario where they made LH cars (I don't know if every LH car was made there)

The freakin' killed the cars, right off the line. It wasn't just my buddies that did it, most of the people do that and no one cares. One of my friends even totalled an Intrepid right off the line (he's fired now) but nothings changed.
 
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