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#1 (permalink) Old 06-16-2004, 02:49 PM
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and bushings. Dropped my car off at the dealership today and they are wanting $650 to replace the front control arms and bushings! I am wondering if anyone knows somewhere cheaper I can take my car. I live in Columbia, MD which is in between Baltimore and D.C. I have to make a decision tonight, so any help would be appreciated.

***What causes control arms to wear down?***

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Well, after calling different independent shops in the local area, I was being charged 250-300 dollars more. Interesting how the dealership was cheaper, definitly didn't expect that! So...$650 it is

Any input on this would be great or if anyone has had this same problem. Also, if anyone is selling a pair of 17" rims and tires, I'm interested.
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