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Old 07-03-2009, 03:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by IheartGeos View Post
Is that because they salt the roads? I was just under the hood of my '89, swapping the transmission, and had the chance to check the passenger side arm very thoroughly. I even smacked at it with a screwdriver thing and it has a good feel, and sounds perfectly solid. I will be looking at it this weekend to see if I can drop oil down into it to prevent rusting.

I agree: If you can find one for cheap, so long as that control arm is in reasonable shape (not likely to leave you dangerously stranded) than it is a real money saver!
Mostly, yeah, that's why. The other part is that many people that would still own a Geo around here aren't the kind of people that pay too much attention to the underbody maintenance on their vehicles.

I'd buy one for a $200 even if the control arms were rusted so bad it had to be towed. I can fix them.

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