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Old 03-28-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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Well, I guess it'* time for a new driver'* side control arm. I just took a corner (not really even that hard/quickly) and my steering all of a sudden went crazy. So I pulled over..and Voila! My control arm was torn near the wheel, kind of dangling there.

So, it'* time for new control arms.

Suggestions on a good brand/place to buy?
How hard is the installation?
Any writeups?
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Being a older car, you may want to check local salvage yards. A pick and pull would be a good option. That way you can practice removing the donor, then pull yours and put the new one on.
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That'* a bit of a problem...The nearest one is a good 8-9 hours away, so I'll have to order it. : /
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Have you checked at www.rockauto.com
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I looked under 2001 Intrigue; they only had one brand..

I'm checking under 2001 grand prix'* now.
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"mevotech'*" for $118 a piece.
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How difficult is it to put these things in?
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I've actually never done one, never had the need. Don't look to hard, two pivot points, and then suspension, sway bar, and steering.
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Phew..Lucky! The salt-crap on the roads here, along with the potholes, completely destroyed mine. :(

Are there any writeups anywhere? I'm pretty sure I can figure it out on my own, it looks pretty straight forward, but pictures always help.
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