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Old 05-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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So replacing my control arm that got bent in a little fender bender and looking at the ears where it'* attached to the subframe wondering if i should really go through the trouble cutting out new ears from the junk yard. The new control arm lines up pretty damn well but the rear(left side) of the mount is a little wacked.
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Well if its bent just a tad, then an alignment should correct it.
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I was mostly concerned about vibration. The bushing isn't too loose at all, but want to make sure I maintain the smooth ride these bonnies are known for. I ended up cutting a piece out from a donor subframe; think I'm on the right track any advise is appreciated
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I'd remove the CA; carefully hammer the left ear back into shape; and run a bead of weld over the inside where it got stretched. Then I'd replace the bushing and see if it was tight.
As Mike said, an alignment will correct any small diff'*.
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