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I took my car to the dealership for an 4 wheel alignment the other day, and dealer told me that my inner tie-rod ends are seized so that they can't adjust front toe angles. Dealer quoted me around $600 for the whole job, and I'm thinking about doing it myself if it's not too hard (since I did my outer tie-rod end).
Have any of you guys replaced inner tie-rod ends on your 5th prelude? The reason for dealer's high price is the 4 hrs of labor. They're saying that the whole steering gear box needs to be taken down to un-assemble, etc. But by looking at the diagram in Helm, it seems like it can be un-assembled with steering gear box in place.

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When my wheels were recently rotated my car would shake at hwy speeds and click and knock. Did an alignment check too and they said the inner tie rods needed replacing. Went to a honda specialist (not a stealership) and they did the test drive and poked around underneath and they said it was the "steering rack ends", which supposedley included the tie rod ends, that needed replacing. Im going in this friday to have it done and it will be like $390 total. Im half thinking of getting this garage mechanic to do it for cheaper, but I trust the honda specialist alot more. $600 is alot. If you dont feel comfortable doing it yourself try to find someone else. Ive done it on my old intrepid, but it looks a little more complex on the lude....
 

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Is your mechanic plan to replace both inner and outer tie-rod ends (I wonder if the term "steering rack ends" include both)?
I was experiencing the similar vibration issue with mine which only happens during the acceleration. It came out to be my outer tie-rod ends that needed replacing, but now my inner is bad as well. Hope I can find a good mechanic that can do the job, or find an easier way to do it at home.
 
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