[A4] More control arm stuff
brian at bjwhite.net
Tue Jun 29 12:44:21 EDT 2004
If you have 80,000 miles but have a 1997 A4, then that's 7 years on...that's
Some people tend to hang onto that mileage thing and not on the age thing.
Ball joints tend to be an age wear out item as much as a mileage wear out
So it depends on what you mean by prematurely.
If you have a 2001 A4 with 40k on it, I'd say that's premature.
If you have a 2001 A4 with 140k on it, I'd say that's not.
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From: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>
To: "A4 List" <a4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 10:41:33 -0600
Subject: [A4] More control arm stuff
> Hey guys-
> does anybody know if, in general, all the control arms on these cars
> are wearing out prematurely, or is it just one specific piece that
> always wears out? I'm contemplating just going ahead and getting
> that whole ECS Tuning kit and being done with it, but that sounds
> excessive _if_ just one arm is wearing out and all others last a
> long time.....
> Also, along these lines, any suggestions for isolating the worn
> part? I was thinking of putting the front on ramps and turning the
> wheels slightly while somebody is under here to look/feel/listen for
> the worn component.
> Has anybody on the list installed the whole control arm kit-any
> advice? pitfalls?
> much appreciated-
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