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90 HB Upper Suspension

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by dveit, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. dveit

    dveit Well-Known Member VIP

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    I havn't gotten a chance to look at my 'ol 1990 civic hatchback until I pulled it outta storage this weekened from the winter. Seems that during the towing or somehow the front-right control arm snapped off. Just wonder how easy this is to fix? I looked up parts at several junk yards and they are not expensive at all compared to what the shop was going to do. Anyways, getting to the point, will I have trouble replacing this myself if I jacked the car up?

    PS - I have a haynes manual for my car, but this shits just too confusing :blink:

    I had my dad take a look at it, but he just wants to send it to a shop. I know that I can easily save at least 50% by doing this myself. But, again, will it be a hard task with just minor mechanical skills that I have. (work i've done in previous years include changing oil, changing brakes, installing CAI, installing header)

    I only ask this question because I need my car to be running very shortly and it is my only mode of transportation. I'm pretty sure if taken to a shop, it could take weeks, and I just don't have the much time. Any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    If it's just the control arm that's broken, you can replace it pretty easily. If anything else in the car is bent or broken off, you should take it to a shop to have the mount points fixed.
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    get a pickle fork first
     
  4. dveit

    dveit Well-Known Member VIP

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    Ehhh, see, i'm not exactly sure which peice it is that is broken. i'm pretty sure that it's the control arm, but I could be mistaken. I mean, the peice is just hanging and dangling from beneath the car, just like my balls. Anyways, I'll snap a picture of it tommorrow and post it up for you guys. Hopefully that will help you, so you can help me. :)
     
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