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Old 07-23-2011, 01:13 AM
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Yep did that this morning and got a quote of almost $2000 to get it fixed, including an alignment. When I asked him what all it needed he said that the pushing feeling is a bad caliper, this may also be causing the pull to one side. The control arm bushings are shot and falling apart, the track bar needs replaced, and both top ball joints are shot.
I know that sounds like a lot but when I priced all the parts myself I can get them for under $400. So my plan is to get the parts, along with some others, gather a couple of my friends and spend a weekend rebuilding the front end.
This rebuild will also include the outer U joints, new axle bearings and seals, new ring and pinion, and an air locker. Not sure when I will get all the parts and people together but it is going to be interesting. One of the guys I am going to get to help works as a mechanic at the local Dodge dealership. Thank You, Shaun
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