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Old 03-05-2006, 10:46 AM   #11
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rust is a bitch.... **** happens... not gonna be a recall sorry
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rust is a B****.... ***^ happens... not gonna be a recall sorry
i really dont think it should be related to rust, because that needs to be a really strong spot in the car, it should last the lifetime of the car

also if it was a rust thing, there would be alot of cars up here that are bracking in the same spot.. But i could be wrong.

im just wondering if anyone in the club has had thing happend or seen this happen..
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Would it be possible to get a picture without all the flash. I'm trying to look at the A-arm itself. From my view, corrosion does not look much like a factor here. More of a weak arm. Possibly cracked? Bad mold or stamping? Back in 98, I had a 95 GA and the flywheel broke right at the recessed mounting area at the crank.
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Would it be possible to get a picture without all the flash. I'm trying to look at the A-arm itself. From my view, corrosion does not look much like a factor here. More of a weak arm. Possibly cracked? Bad mold or stamping? Back in 98, I had a 95 GA and the flywheel broke right at the recessed mounting area at the crank.
yup no problem when i get home from work today ill take some more pics, i took those last night right affter the flat bed droped my car at home...
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Thats one hell of a fracture... and I'll bet money that a chunk of that fracture is already rusted... It it was a sudden break the metal would look clean... I'll bet that fracture has been there for some time... Looks like someone may have ran something over at one point and cuased some unseen damage due to force..

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Thats one H*** of a fracture... and I'll bet money that a chunk of that fracture is already rusted... It it was a sudden break the metal would look clean... I'll bet that fracture has been there for some time... Looks like someone may have ran something over at one point and cuased some unseen damage due to force..

Good Luck... Glad you are ok..
yup thats what i was thinking that maybe someone took the car off roading and bottumed it out a few times in the back. i had 151,000 miles on it when i got it so theres alot of time for something to happen.

im VARY F'n lucky that i didn't crash i was going 60mph down the highway and then BANG THUD... car started shakeing all around and back left tire was flopponng around... it was pretty scarry feeling that....
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i have a rear control arm i could sell ya
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i have a rear control arm i could sell ya
i think i may have found one junk yard near me for $50... but if i cant find one ill PM you
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i have a rear control arm i could sell ya
i think i may have found one junk yard near me for $50... but if i cant find one ill PM you
there are alot of different cars you can get a lower control arm from

88-99 olds,pontiac and such
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Get BOTH rears and carefully inspect the fronts, too.

Save the bushings for me from your donor arm if you get it. I'll want measurements and pics.
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