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Old 22 Sep 2010, 03:28 pm
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Default Control arm assembly and stuff..?

I went to the Garage today, just to have them check my suspension.. and we all know how it works, Walk in with questions..walk out with dissapointment.
It turns out I need to replace the Right and Left lower front control arms. And Tie Rod and Engine Support.

I heard these are standard repairs for the early pt cruisers..

He told me the prices for the pieces..

Front and left control arms 158 each (complete assembly)

Tie rod 50

Engine support thing 69

Products are MOOG

anywhere I can get a better deal? what should I do?
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Old 28 Sep 2010, 07:12 pm
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Default Re: Control arm assembly and stuff..?

My experience in replacing lower control arms was just replacing the bushing that the control arm mounts to the body. Other than ball joint replacement, I can't figure out why the control arms needs to be replaced, unless both are bent or corroded.
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Old 30 Sep 2010, 01:51 pm
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Default Re: Control arm assembly and stuff..?

rockauto.com has "moog brand" control arms with bushings and moog ball joints for $79.95 each plus shipping, i would not recommend buying e-bay control arms from world suspension, they are chinese crap. mine lasted for only 6000 miles before the bushing were shot.
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Old 30 Sep 2010, 06:42 pm
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Haha.. funny you mention that.. I actually looked everywhere on the internet and found Rockauto.com somehow and I bought them about 5 days ago.. I just got back from installing them, new Tierod and Engine support..
So everything is pretty good now.. Just need to get an Alignment and then change my muffler (rusted) and then in the summer put in air compresor.. and thats it..
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