2002 Chevy Venture - ripped control arm
I went to a birthday party; my friend said he was having problems with his car -- a 2002 Chevy Venture, about 78,000 miles. He stopped at a red light, and his driver'* front tire began rubbing against the body. Fortunately, he had AAA and got it towed home.
I jumped under it and noticed that, underneath the boot, the lower control arm had almost completely ripped apart -- it'* barely holding together. I told him he was lucky it didn't give out entirely, or he might not have made it out of that intersection.
There'* a lot of surface rust under there, but everything else seems structurally sound. Despite the ruined control arm, do you think he can just replace it and the gutted tire and have a working car again?
I have more pictures and a video, but it'll have to wait until I get home.
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