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Old 04-16-2001, 12:47 AM
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Down to the Wear Bars
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So Kalifornia
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Hi:
It is a very important part in the handling of the car, and is a pretty inexpensive part to replace. Do a search under "Thrust Arm" "Control Arm" "Floating 300E" etc. Lots of descriptions of symptoms, part #s, prices (about $35 each), etc. Most 300Es seem to need them before 100,000 miles. I just did mine at 77k miles. The tech said they were worn, but still within limits for most drivers, and were good for another 20-30 k miles. I had him do them anyway, and I could feel the difference (Almost all of my suspension is new, and I could still feel a difference from just these arms!).
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