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Re: 84 5kS Tie Rod End

On Wed, 3 May 1995, Michael Spiers wrote:

> My (her, whatever) '84 5000S needs a left outer tie rod end.  The one on it is
> quite loose.  Both NAPA and the Audi dealer list both the end and the whole
> assembly.  There is a very large price difference, is there any benefit of
> getting the whole assembly?  Is there anything else in that assembly that can

If you replace the whole tie-r., you won't have to wrestle with the end 
which is probably rusted itself to the rod.  I replaced the whole 
assembly on both sides of my '87 4KS because the ends refused to come 
off.  The car had 100k miles on it, and the piece of mind helped me out 
too.  The price difference was pretty small (relatively) between the ends 
and the whole assembly.

Robert Phillips
The University of Akron Sociology Department-------Akron, Ohio
1987 Audi 4000S, 1.8L 4-cyl, FWD----------SOLO II  H-Stock