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I need a name for this part?!?! - Pics included

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by yardmonkey, Jun 22, 2006.


  1. yardmonkey

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    Hi -

    I need a specific name for this part to get a replacement. Is it a lower rear controller arm or something? It is a 2002 Mazda Tribute aka Ford Escape.

    The rear suspension is independent multi link. My intention is to get a junk yard pick-A-part and replace it myself or at least get the part alot cheaper than new. Is this reasonable DIY work? Also should I check on replacing other parts because of damage to the part?

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/yardmonkey/CopyofIMG_1236.jpg
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  2. Clydeglide

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    Yes, it's a lower control arm. Yes, you could replace it yourself. I would HIGHLY recommend a 4 wheel alignment asap after it's been replaced. This would also ensure that no other parts are bent.

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  3. yardmonkey

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    Thanks ClydeGlide -

    I appreciate it. I will locate the part, replace it and follow up with an alignment. It was time for new tires anyway.
     
  4. Fred Hansen

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    Great avatar! :supergrin:
     
  5. yardmonkey

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    Arrrrgh Thank you matey! Arrrrgh!