1968-70 Chevelle A-Body Tie Rod & Ball Joint Kit
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Please NOTE the following about this product:
- This item is sold as a kit.
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We make it easy to order replacement parts for your 1968-1970 GM A-Body. This one part number includes:
- outer tie rods
- tie rod sleeves
- center link
- idler arm
- upper ball joints
- lower ball joints
1968-70 GM A-Body
- Buick (Skylark, Special, Gran Sport & Sport Wagon)
- Chevy (Chevelle, Malibu, Monte Carlo, El Camino)
- Oldsmobile (442, Cutlass, Hurst Olds)
- Pontiac (LeMans, GTO)
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