So, for the past month, I've been hearing a "knocking" everytime my car hit a bump in the road or while rolling over a speed-bump. It has gotten worse to the point where just driving, I would hear, and feel it. My steering was sloppy and my "stealership" wanted $430+ to change out the tie rods! No thanks, but good thing MoparPartsAmerica exists, cuz I ordered some new tie rods ($99 total shipped) and installed them myself (FREE)! Turned out great and now the steering is tight and no more knocking.
Ok, here we go, first time opening headlights up, and if this helps anyone or you if you like the write up, please feel free to add to my rep, I can always use more beans, although my wife will disagree.
I know that for many of us, this might be our first car that we want to mess with.
I also know that some of us may have never twisted a wrench before and are maybe embarassed to ask the simple questions.
I hope that this helps get some started down the path of grease...
Oil change. 2008 Magnum STX
Here are the tools that you will need.
I used a socket wrench, a 10mm socket and a 13mm socket. Using the extension makes taking the mud plates off a bit easier. Notice that there is no oil filter wrench. My existing one was too small so, a pair of gloves and good old fashioned forearm muscle took care of it however, I suggest using one.