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2009 Civic Sedan hit curb. Front Passenger side Suspension Replacement!

So my 2009 civic sedan hit a curb at the passenger side, and both passenger side tires blew. I got new tires and an alignment, and now there's no vibration or noise at low or high speeds while going ...
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Honda 1999 Odyssey How to know if front control arms and cv shafts need replacement

My mechanic's service writer (in total it's a 3-person team, he and two mechanics) informed me that my front lower control arms and cv shaft assemblies need to be replaced. How can I know for sure he'...
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bent tabular rear control arm

I have a 1995 toyota corolla. It has a tubular rear control arm that is bent. It also has rear toe adjustments that are threaded and seized. How hard will it be (and how long will it take) to ...
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Leak in boot around (steering) arm on passenger side a big threat?

Recently started looking for a leak on my 2002 Eclipse... Found a boot around the arm that steers (I think) my car that has been compromised on the passenger front. How serious is this? I think the ...
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Jeep Cherokee Torque/Reaction arm

i have a Jeep Cherokee Limited 2.8CRD (06 plate) which has just failed its MOT. the "Torque/Reaction arm" to both nearside and offside rear need replacing. what is this? is it the same thing as "...
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Design of a double A-arm suspension

Can a double A-arm suspension have its arms bent as shown in the sketch below? The sketch is taken to be viewed from the the front.
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Merc C class 2.2 CDI W203 tire skipping

So i have a problem with my car for some reason when turning sharp (>= 90 deg) turns my front tires seem to skip out with a rubbery pong sound like the tires bouncing back along the road surface. ...
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Impossible to separate ball joint

I'm trying to replace the front control arms in my 2005 bmw 330ci (e46). I'm stuck trying to separate the inner ball joint on the passenger side. I'm using a pickle fork and a hammer. It seems that ...
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Which is the offside link arm on my suspension?

In the last service on my 2010 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet, the mechanic noted "offside link arm ball joint and nuts worn (Facing upward)". I may replace it myself, but I'm not certain which arm they'...
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Upper vs Lower Control Arms

Doing research into some front end suspension components, I found this odd mixture of the need to clarify the upper and lower identity of control arms, even in the absence of an upper control arm. I ...
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Extremely over tightened pinch bolt, how to remedy?

I was replacing my upper control arms today, however the manual I simply stated "tighten" the bolts (they're meant to be self-locking). So after some googling my car model (Audi B8 A4/A5), I wrongly ...
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Mazda 3 passenger side control arm - move engine and transaxle slightly forward?

I'm replacing the control arms on my 2008 Mazda 3 GT Sport. On the right-hand side the AC compressor gets in the way of the forward bolt on the control arm. To make room for the bolt the service ...
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Honda Jazz 2007 1.4 Dsi CVT

My Honda Jazz is in for 195,000 km service, Bosch service centre contacted me and said that my Control Arm Bushings are worn, but they need to replace the entire control arm as the bushings are not ...