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So I went to Firestone today to get an oil change and a free tire rotation and alignment and they gave me a list of recommended stuff to fix.
I decided to wait it out before I go ahead and let these guys fix these things because my bird is eating my wallet right now...
How easy would it be to fix these items myself? Its 200 bucks for labor alone and that is quite a bit of dough.
 

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For my own sake, here is a resize on that photo.

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Now that I can read it, nothing too tricky. Sway bar endlinks are a 30 minute job, as would be an outer tie rod end. Of course you'll need another alignment after you do the tie rod.

Power steering flush is also pretty easy... do a few searches on the ways to do it because I'm not typing up another how-to.
 

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Firestone and pepboys always do that they gave my grandma a list just like that..when in deed none of it needed to be done. you should be able to look at your links and outer tie rods and tell if there worn, and need replacing.
powersteeing flush you should be able to look at your fluid and tell if you need new fluid. or if youve been having problems with it, all that stuff you can do in your garage with trial and error.

why pay 44 for a flush , when you can do it your self. I just siphon mine out fill it up turn the wheel lock to lock slowly, until it sounds and fells like theres no air. Repeat as many time i need to get it RED. thats my easy way if you want to flush it the real way thats not that much harder.. it took me 12 bucks (2 bottles )worth mercon v to do it my way. if you have firestone do it anyway, they would just put PS fluid in there, i prefer the mercon v it seems better and smoother.

so if you attempt all this your self. rock auto sells moog sway links for like 16-18 a piece

outer tie rods if you go motorcraft 23+ each

12-20 for your fluid flush

you save money attempting it and save money in labor
 
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