The bushings are bad on both tie rods and both control arms.
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1997 Ford Contour
Question: how long should it take to change 2 outer tie rods and 2 lower control arms?
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 17, 2012, 08:31Master
The tie rod ends about 1.3 hours to 1.5 allowing time there for wheel alignment. Labor guide says 4.8 hours to replace both control arms (seems high but that is what he guide says).
Answer #2only1bigcat from Up Front Automotive Service, February 17, 2012, 11:37Enthusiast
Well i think that a skilled tech would take about 2 hours at the most. It could take some one in there drive way on jacks and stands days depending on there skill level