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Old 02-11-2020, 04:30 AM
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I was going to comment something similar the other day but didn't have time.

If everything is moving as designed, you shouldn't have any significant forces in that area of the control arm. As soon as you get wear or lack of lubrication that can cause the stress flow in the part to change and getting bending or other stresses in areas that previously experienced negligible stress. If the control arm one side is cracked, it's probably a good idea to replace the control arms on both sides.
yep indeed this has crossed my mind.. i thinkim partially responsible as i have greased anything - although i dont think it wouldve saved tharm ,

the opposite side looks as if it was replaced. brake pedal was super sticky so have stripped cleaned and regreased the pivot works great ..

i suspect the last owner really just didnt know or care that Studes need their nipple greased every 1000miles .. i got a new tube of grease and 26 nipples waiting for fun
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yep indeed this has crossed my mind.. i thinkim partially responsible as i have greased anything - although i dont think it wouldve saved tharm ,

the opposite side looks as if it was replaced. brake pedal was super sticky so have stripped cleaned and regreased the pivot works great ..

i suspect the last owner really just didnt know or care that Studes need their nipple greased every 1000miles .. i got a new tube of grease and 26 nipples waiting for fun
Unless you've put tons of miles on the car, it was more likely a result of years of insufficient maintenance from previous owners.
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Unless you've put tons of miles on the car, it was more likely a result of years of insufficient maintenance from previous owners.
id be surprised if ive done more than 1500miles in it ...
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