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Old 08-15-2002, 12:12 PM
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I'm not a professional mechanic, but I have rebuilt 3 pairs of control arms this year, once with access to a hydraulic press, and twice without.

IMHO, 4 hours is too much for the press work. 1-2 hours for a pair seems fair, including R&R of all bushings and balljoints.
The bushings are sometimes stuck, but drilling through one of them, and knocking the other one out from behind does not take very long.

$500 for the whole job including alignment is a good deal.

Email the control arms to me, and I'll do it in an hour with my [now perfected] 'vice and big hammer' technique
1986 300E 5-Speed 240k mi.
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