the driver side tie rod ends were "seized" and they weren't able to complete the alignment
Did they try to free them? My son's 19 year old Talbot Express went in for alignment and the young lad doing it muttered something unintelligible, got out his oil gun, sprayed everything, crawled out from under, told us the tie rod was seized so it would take a little longer, had a cup of coffee, went back under, grunted a couple of times and 5 minutes later the job was done. We had had the van 6 years when this happened and goodness knows how long before that the tie rods had been worked on but he took it in his stride and we went away happy.
As far as I can find out the inner tie rod torque is 90nm and the lock nut between outer and inner is 70nm.
Work was good - retirement is better.
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