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Old 07-06-2009, 01:28 AM
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Cool Hi New Member

This is in the wrong forum, so I moved to this one..

Cost is Ridiculous!

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Old 07-06-2009, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ml2008 View Post
I sent my car for changing oil, the machanic told me I need to replace both front upper control arms for my 1999 Accord LX. He said this is a "safety issue", and he showed me he could move the tire a bit up and down. The cost is $510 (part &labor) + $90 (for alignment). My questions are,

1) How do I know/measure it is time to replace the upper control arms?
2) Is the cost too high?


Are you taking this to a car dealer? or to a place like Monroe or Midas..Sounds like the place of business is used to overcharging...

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Old 07-06-2009, 10:42 AM
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Klunking noise can be a warning to you. But the proper way is to remove the wheel & check the actual ball joint itself.
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:41 AM
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Get a second opinion because the costs you have outlined are way too much. Have a look online for the parts so you see how much of the quote is labor and mark-up. This cannot be a hard job for any mechanic as its all easy to get at. As Jim says the warning would be a clunking noise especially when cornering on a rough surface. Most places would do the alignment for free after conducting this kind of repair especially at such a high cost.
Ask him if he intends to use gold plated parts if so the price is fair!
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