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2004 Audi A6 Quattro Question: Control Arms

 

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In the Gorge, 2.7L V6 Turbo, Hood River, OR, October 19, 2010, 10:06
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I have been told I need to replace ALL the control Arms for
$1600 - there is no uneven tire wear / pulling to one side -
not riding smoothly

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    October 19, 2010, 13:52
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    Unfortunately the Audi's suspension is a poor design and very poor quality. We do replace many of them. I'd say you are lucky if it lasted 6 years.
    Looks like your mechanic noticed the problem at the beginning and other expensive parts - like rack and pinion - could be saved.

    Zee

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    In the Gorge, October 20, 2010, 05:44
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    Thank You! Is the - Seems like $1600 is a bit high - No?
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    ZeeTech, October 20, 2010, 06:11
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    Well, kind of expensive for the crap quality.
    There are 8 pcs all together, 2 upper and 2 lower on both sides, some of them are over $ 200/ each and there is labor also.
    Unfortunately this is the correct price for the OE parts. There are cheap aftermarket parts, but the quality is extremely bad, isn't worth the difference.

    Zee

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    In the Gorge, October 20, 2010, 07:52
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    Thank you so much for your replies - much appreciated!

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    ZeeTech, October 20, 2010, 10:44
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    You are welcome! I'm glad if I could help.
    Please visit www.repairpal.com if you have any question abou your vehicle.
    We will do our best to help you.

    Zee

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, October 19, 2010, 20:36
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    Zee is right! You usually hear the suspension rattle going over rough ground, poor parts quality/design by Audi.

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