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Old 02-13-2005, 10:01 AM
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ARRG Bad Steering!!!

Ok so my mechanic replaced my a-arm/control arm bushings and i take it out. rides great, smooth, steering is better than ever. I get back to my place and pop the hood and see this




the wheel was scraping on the upper control arm and ribboned off aluminum as it was going around. All he did was the bushings. What would cause this?

this is the back of the wheel now...



and the control arm...


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Old 02-13-2005, 10:05 AM
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He must have done an alignment as part of the procedure...........He should have seen this.

Time for a new mechanic?
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Old 02-13-2005, 11:08 AM
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Things must have been pretty close in there to begin with!! Check to see if it rubs all of the time or just on tight Rh or Lh turns. You can grind some material off of the A-arm in that area without compromising the strength of the unit.
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Old 02-13-2005, 05:51 PM
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well found the problem...the passenger side control arm was on the driver sid and vice versa! I was so pissed when i realized this, good thing is that my mechanic wasnt the one that did it, it was his friend that was helping him. My mech. was replacing my valve seals while his friend did the bushings...i brought the car back to him and he called his friend up and *****ed him out...that ****er.
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