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Re: URGENT - work in progress!
> Just found out that my '88 90Q needs new control-arm bushings + 4whl
> alignment. The bushings are not "gone" but are worn and "spongy" causing a
> steering flutter at low-medium speeds.
> Cost of parts + labor + alignment ($79) ~ $320 (dealer work)
> Does this seem out of line for the severity of the problem?
> The dealer also indicated that rear brakes are poor and new pads and rotors
> are called for. Cost for this, $350. I told him to wait on this as I
> "have to save up". Might be true, but I'll do it myself thank you.
> Please let me know if you have had this type of work done before (bushing
> and/or brakes) and can give me some perspective. Hell, I had the head on
> my Fiat reworked + new valves about 5 yrs. ago for $350...but replacing
> bushings!? Eeek.
Did the rear breaks on my '88 90Q (metal masters and rotors ) for under
$200 I believe a year or so back. Got the parts mail order from a place
in Califorina. The job is very simple and should not take more than