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2005 Chrysler 300 Question: Price to replace Lower Strut Bar Bushings?

 

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phillyphan, Newark, DE, January 02, 2013, 07:41
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The dealership recommended replacing my lower strut bar bushings which they said were torn. They quoted me a price of $535. They also recommended new sway bar bushings for $125; replacing the outer tie rod end which they said was loose for $160; and the alignment with the tie rod repair for $89.95 total repair $910.00. Please let me know if these charges are reasonable as they seem high to me.

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    csubak30 January 02, 2013, 08:41
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    What problems are you experiencing with the vehicle? Or is this just the dealer's recommendation? The lower control arms parts can be purchased for about $90 dollars each ($180 dollars total) sway bar bushings about $12dollars a pair. Need to know original problem because this seems excessive. Did you run over about 20 parking dividers or slide off the road into a culvert?

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    phillyphan, January 02, 2013, 09:04
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    I was not experiencing any problems that is just what the dealership recommended. It sounds like I need to get a second opnion.

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    csubak30, January 02, 2013, 10:15
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    If you are experiencing no issues or problems, then you probbaly don't need a second opinion either. If it is not broke don't fix it. Wait for an actual issue and stick to scheduled maintenance and you should be fine.

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    phillyphan, January 02, 2013, 10:26
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    What sorts of problems would I be experiencing? Also, my check engine light was staying on. The code diagnosis was for oil pressure performance-incorrect oil type. They recommended replacing the oil pressure sensor and updating the Power Train Control module. How much should this cost? The dealership quoted me a price of $350.00.

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    csubak30, January 02, 2013, 10:30
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    Vibration in the steering wheel and overall the entire vehicle. Car pulling to the left or right. Hard oversteer and 'clunking' noises on bumps and normal turns. I would get an oil flush and then oil change with the proper oil and oil filter put in at a different place. Get the trouble code cleared and see what happens from there. I would not think the sensor has failed at this time because it is sending a possible problem code at this time. Seems like an oil change was performed incorectly. Do not go to Jiffy lube for these services. Good luck.

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    phillyphan, January 02, 2013, 11:38
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    I needed a new shifter when I was on vacation so I had to have it towed to a dealership that I was unfamiliar with. It was time for an oil change so I had it done while the car was in so they were the last ones to do the oil change before this last one on Monday so I'm guessing the Chrysler dealership used the wrong oil. My regular dealership diagnosed the engine light as what I mentioned before with the bad sensor. Engine light came back on again since then.

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