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Old 07-18-2006, 08:38 PM   #1
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so i went to fix a flat and the guy went to take the tire off and jacked up the car and my rear suspension is so messd up like bad. im taking it to a guy tomarrow to look at it. im wondering anyone know roughly the cost of replacing it? i know its a vage question i think its totaly shot in the rear. he was using a sledge to take the wheel off and he dident want to continue he was afraid of braking the whole suspension or somthing. also shouldent the wheel pop right off? i know the last time i had a tire put on they needed a sledge to get it off?
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What exactly is wrong with the suspension? The shocks, mounts? Ball joints? Just replacing either if those or all shouldn't be too much I would think. I would guess around$500 if it'* a lot needs to be replaced. But I don't know what'* wrong...

I've had my rear wheels stuck on the drums before. Probably overtightening of the lugs, and long periods of time in between removal could cause them to stick to the rusty drums. I'd have the drums' surface and wheel surface where they join cleaned before they are put back on.
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anyone who used a sledge on my rims would be buying me a new set!

I've never had them seive on my gm but its happened on my F150. Loosen the lugs on that tire then drive forwards and slam on the brakes, do it again in reverse. Repeat a couple of times until you can see that the rim has moved ( lugs won't be centered in the rim holes)

Now its loose.
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ok so new rear struts=460
tax21
total=481

seem fair?

1/4th what i paid for the car
so far bought it for 2100
700 new uim
500 struts
3300 total
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ok so new rear struts=460
tax21
total=481

seem fair?

1/4th what i paid for the car
so far bought it for 2100
700 new uim
500 struts
3300 total
you can get new struts for he rear at Advanced auto for arouns 80-100$ each.. so no thats ALOT!!
un less your not going to put it in your self?
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ok so new rear struts=460
tax21
total=481

seem fair?

1/4th what i paid for the car
so far bought it for 2100
700 new uim
500 struts
3300 total
you can get new struts for he rear at Advanced auto for arouns 80-100$ each.. so no thats ALOT!!
un less your not going to put it in your self?
IF the $481 includes labor, that'* not too bad. If it is parts alone, yes that is high. I have a feeling he'* talking about the price of having it done.
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ya that was to have it done.
i dont have any car knowledge to do anything lol
so quick question what do you guys have for your tire pressure?
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ya that was to have
so quick question what do you guys have for your tire pressure?
its diffrent for every person, all depends on the person driveing... and the tire size..

if your runnung stock size or close to it, just go by the door sticker.
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Struts may cost about $100 at Advance.... but the mechanic will pass a little extra cost on to you.

I think it'* fair.

Struts $200
Labor $200
Alignment $80

The labor I'm figuring is about 3 hours. Some of them fight and from the sounds of the wheel...I'm assuming they were rusty, and fought hard.

Tire pressure should be around 32psi and listed on the sticker on the drivers door jamb.
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Alignment $80

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$80???

yesh mine was only $55 .... at Midas....
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