[A4] estimates for control / ball joints
brogers at terrix.com
Wed Apr 28 15:35:30 EDT 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: "Igor Kessel" <kbattpo at verizon.net>
To: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>
Cc: "Richard Hurt" <rhurt at thepoint.net>; "Joel Landsverk"
<jlandsverk at jjkeller.com>; <a4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: [A4] estimates for control / ball joints
> Brandon Rogers wrote:
> > My car is about ready for its regular 40K front suspension control arm
> > replacement. I'd like to second the request for any BTDT on the job,
> > I, too, was thinking about getting a complete kit from ECS, then doing
> > and then having it aligned..
> > TIA-
> > Brandon
> > '98 A4 1.8T
> > '84 urq 20V
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Richard Hurt" <rhurt at thepoint.net>
> > To: "Joel Landsverk" <jlandsverk at jjkeller.com>
> > Cc: <a4 at audifans.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 11:19 AM
> > Subject: Re: [A4] estimates for control / ball joints
> > Joel,
> > I need to do this same operation on my '98Q and I found a pretty good
> > deal at ECS (thanx to this list :). They have a couple of packages
> > (w/wo tie rod ends) for $529.95 & $599.95 that look pretty complete. I
> > need to call them and ask if there is anything else that is required
> > (seals, nuts & bolts, washers, tools, etc.) to do this job start to
> > finish. I don't want to have my front end apart and then realize that I
> > need some extra dealer only part. :/
> > Anyway, if anyone has any feedback on these kits, or tips on doing this
> > in your own garage, I would truly appreciate it.
> > Later...
> > Richard
> > BTW: Here's the links for those kits:
> > Meyle Upgraded OE Control Arm Kit W/Hardware
> > Meyle Upgraded OE Control Arm & Heavy Duty Tie Rod End Kit W/Hardware
> > Joel Landsverk wrote:
> >>Well, the front end clunking is back and this time it's not under
> >>warranty. So, what I am in for? I have a '99 A4 1.8t with about 85k
> >>miles on it. I know the original CA's were replaced at about 35k miles
> >>under warranty.
> >>Has anybody done this themselves?
> >>What are the costs involved for parts?
> >>What kind of time did it take and what level of difficulty?
> >>Joel L
> >>'99 A4 1.8t Avant
> >>'91 90q 20v
> don't do anything yet. A full fledged recall is blooming on the horizon.
> "Volkswagen is recalling 870,000 vehicles worldwide due to problems with
> their front axles, the firm's third major recall this year.
> Reuters said the affected vehicles are Passat models built between 1996
> and 1999, Audi A4 and A8s from 1994 to 1999 and Audi A6s built between
> 1997 and 1999.
> The axle's rubber boots can get damaged, which can "lead to premature
> wear and in isolated cases to the failure of the bearing arm, mainly on
> high-mileage vehicles," VW reportedly said in a statement."
> GERMANY: VW recalls 870,000 vehicles
> 28 Apr 2004
> Source: just-auto.com editorial team
> Igor Kessel
> two turbo quattros in the stable,
> the third one is in the works
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