need help with my van
streichea001 at hawaii.rr.com
Sun Jun 14 16:43:53 PDT 2009
It depends on the tools and skill of your husband. If he doesn't know what
harmaonic balancer is, then he should leave it up to a professional
mechanic. You don't mess with the mechanics of the frontend assembly. be
sure to check the chrome muffler bearings , too. Just kidding.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fay Kelley" <iceisit at earthlink.net>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 10:26 AM
Subject: need help with my van
> this isn't an Audi question but have
> been on the list for years so hoping
> I can get some slack :-)
> '88 Dodge van
> had it in a shop for
> harmonic balancer
> (never heard of that part
> but it runs much better)
> and he said I needed idler
> hubby replaced that then
> took it to shop to have it
> they said I needed upper and lower
> balls joints and strut arms, etc.
> estimate of $900 or so.
> Are ball joints something that my
> hubby can do safely ?
> Are special tools needed ?
> How long does it take to do
> upper and lower balls joints ?
> the front end work they
> estimated looked from their
> paperwork to take all day .... are
> they giving me mechanic rate book
> to charge the max ?
> they would not do the alignment
> claiming this work needed to be
> done first .... also they would not let
> me back in the shop area to see that
> car parts up on the hoist ... weird.
> I know that someone on our list might
> not know an alternative mechanic in
> Sedona or Flagstaff, but am wondering
> if anyone might recommend a
> trust worthy shop in Pheonix ?
> Any other recommendations for the
> front end work ?
> thanks ~
> Cheers, Fay
> "Life is Good !"
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