1) Left front tire was unevenly worn, due to...
2) a broken suspension coil spring, and ...
3) the right hand outer tie rod end was worn.
The shop estimate was:
Two new front quick struts 580$ (can't change just one)
One outer tie rod end 100$
Two new tires mounted and balanced 160$
Vehicle alignment 90$
Total 1330$ plus sales tax
Given that we have some steep medical co-pays this month we need to do something about that expense. Besides I am getting bored of all this sitting around waiting to heal from my spinal surgery.
Checked Ebay and found the struts for 137$ shipped to my door.
A quick check on Youtube on how the job is done
Next week I will tackle the tie rod end and take it back to the shop for some new tires and we'll see if they give me an inspection sticker.