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[Steering & Suspension] Inner track rod joint replacement, 2006 1.6Hdi
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I posted about a month ago that the MOT had thrown up an advisory that the steering rack inner track rod joints were showing signs of wear. I need to get this fixed before I fit new tyres.
The parts seem to be available for under £20 each online (though not genuine Citroen ones), but I've subsequently had a quote from the dealer that replacing them (including parts, VAT, and readjustment of tracking) will deprive me of over 300 beer tokens :o(
Has anyone else had this work done either by a dealer or independent garage please? I'm just wondering how horrendous a job it is - though dodgy back will almost certainly prevent me doing it.
Any clues welcome, thanks.
'56 Multispace 1.6HDi - Iron Grey
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#2
Stealer prices!
Go to an independent local garage, job isn't hard but you do need a special tool for removing steering arm.
It's an hour job max.
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Look on Youtube for video howto, gives some idea of what tool you need and how it goes on.
So where does this bit go then ?
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Thanks Roadrally and ffrenchie. I've got two likely local garages so will be getting a price from them in the next week or so.
'56 Multispace 1.6HDi - Iron Grey
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Out of curiosity let us all know the price for future reference in case we need the same repair, thanks.
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#6
We change these all the time, will do them for £60 a side usually .
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Thanks
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#8
Finally got the worn track rod inner joint replaced by local garage today. Total cost £103 (£15.95 for the joint, £70 labour, plus £17.19 VAT). Perhaps a bit more than Lighty mentioned, but I don't know what his £60 covered. Steering was re-tracked too, so next stop is some new tyres.
'56 Multispace 1.6HDi - Iron Grey
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