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Old 10-26-2011, 01:26 PM
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2005 LR3 53000 Miles,lower control arm bushings worn out.Dealer would not even try to replace bushings,but wanted to replace Whole control arms including lower ball joints. Anyone else had similar problems?
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:12 PM
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Im not far behind, My mileage is over 100k, how much are they quoting you? I just ordered the parts for my brakes, and my rear end is out of alignment, how do I remedy this? The front is fine, but my rear tires wear like theres no tomorrow. Mine is also a 2005
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find some one else to do the work then if the dealer wont replace the bushings. it is a very commen job. and as far as the rear end goes on rear tire wear make sure your getting a proper alignment done
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Got it done,includes alignment for just under $1100. 2 dealers said the bushing were to hard to replace so you get the lower control arms w/bushings & lower ball joints (they were also needed to be replaced).We were on a trip in may and in Kansas City my brake light came on,went to a dealer & $900 later I had 2 new front Rotors & 4 new sets of pads.But I have to say this Vehicle has the best brakes I have ever had.
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they are not hard to replace at all they just sell you the arms cause it easier on the technician to do and still charge alot of labor. trust me i use do these bushing all the time at the dealer. you could have saved yourself a couple hundred dollars
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Had the same problem but the dealer wanted to only change out the bushings, quoted me $110 for the bushings and 6 hours of labor at $110 an hour plus $100 for alignment. I bought the control arms for $220 and had an Indy shop install in 2 hours at $75/ hour. Alignment was $90. Car rides great now! Just make sure they let the bushings set before they align or you just wasted they alignment money.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:35 AM
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they are not hard to replace at all they just sell you the arms cause it easier on the technician to do and still charge alot of labor. trust me i use do these bushing all the time at the dealer. you could have saved yourself a couple hundred dollars
You are from Southern California where the term Rust is nonexistent.

Everything above the Mason Dixon Line gets tons of snow and uses lots of salt. Everything freezes in including the bolts. Trust me, had to replace a few control arms due to tire wear cause the bolts froze in place. You have to cut them out with a sawzall and once that happens the bushings are not coming out.

Dealers are quoting the control arms cause of the fact most of the time the likely hood of the bolts frozen in place is gonna happen. We have to overquote the job because of the rust.

Trust me, a simple rear toe arm on a full size range rover pays .5 but we have to charge 1.5 a side to get them out cause you can't torch out the bolts and you have to cut them out.

Their is a big difference between northern cars and southern cars. Southern cars you make money on doing it book time. Northern cars you have to overcharge due to the rust. Its normal. Its an accepted part of living in the north.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:28 PM
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trust me we get cars from every where here we arent just sunny cali we do have snow , and if i was a customer i would probably complain if these vehicles are sold all over the world and tested on treterous terrains in the coldest and hottest parts in the world i think the parts and hardware would also hold up. idk maybe were just use to all the law suites over here
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Dude I have seen excessive road salt melt metal in three years time on a full size rover. There was so much salt, when you pull off the wheel wells, the salt came down in chunks and this was the summer.
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It does happen even in So Cal. I had to replace both of my rear control arms due to so much corrosion and wear from the bushings, the new bushings would not press into and stay in position. Should have been under warranty, but warranty company said they do not cover for corrosion...ha! So they paid for the labor to install, but not the control arm assemblies. So, one can't generalize, as each truck has its own set of circumstances...
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