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Bushing arm: Do I need a new bushing arm?

Hi Ed, I do not have the Mavis estimate in front of me. I was feeling that I needed brakes, no grinding..just a little slow to stop. Mavis showed me a part while the car was the lift - indicating that it was rusted/something like that. He said I need a bushing arm? In addition, he said if it doesn't come with some ball..I would have to pay an add'l 90 dollars. So, the total would be 246 for the bushing thing and an add'l 90 if it didn't come with the ball. The 246 includes labor. I rec'd a second opinion within an hour at a gas station. My mechanic stated that it was fine and that was normal the way it looked. I will get another opinion. Based on a post that you answered, I was leaning towards what you had to say. I have no tire or wheel problems. Thank you for taking the time to read my email I live in NY

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If the brakes are a little slow to work, try getting them adjusted.

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SOURCE: front control arm bushings

You have a lot of issues. Let me take each on one by one...

Front control arm bushings: In a word, unbelievable.
Maybe on a 1991 Camry, but not an 05 with 50 K miles. Nope. I would have to see it to believe it. I have YET to change any on any Camry 2000 and up. They simply do not fail. They might "look" bad, but I seriously doubt that they are bad. I have answered a question identical to this previously here at FixYA, and I had the golden opportunity to examine the exact vehicle in question, the owner and I were within 50 miles of each other. Same story, same diagnosis. She didn't need the repair, either. Besides, if they WERE bad, you would have SEVERE control issues with the steering, and tire wear of epic proportions. If you have neither of those 2 mentioned issues, you don't need the replacements.
Save your money.

Regarding the front brakes: The pads "sticking" in the brackets is unfortunately a common problem. The pads rust a bit, and they seize, and uneven wear is a normal result of the pads being "stuck". Personally, I think 320 dollars is a lot of money to just change the pads...The parts are like 53 dollars, and the labor is about an hour. I charge approx 145 dollars to replace ft pads, and I charge 20 bucks to clean and adjust the rear brakes.
Best advice: Go find another dealership. This one wants to rob you.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 camry front control arm bushings

You have a lot of issues. Let me take each on one by one...

Front control arm bushings: In a word, unbelievable.
Maybe on a 1991 Camry, but not an 05 with 50 K miles. Nope. I would have to see it to believe it. I have YET to change any on any Camry 2000 and up. They simply do not fail. They might "look" bad, but I seriously doubt that they are bad. I have answered a question identical to this previously here at FixYA, and I had the golden opportunity to examine the exact vehicle in question, the owner and I were within 50 miles of each other. Same story, same diagnosis. She didn't need the repair, either. Besides, if they WERE bad, you would have SEVERE control issues with the steering, and tire wear of epic proportions. If you have neither of those 2 mentioned issues, you don't need the replacements.
Save your money.

Regarding the front brakes: The pads "sticking" in the brackets is unfortunately a common problem. The pads rust a bit, and they seize, and uneven wear is a normal result of the pads being "stuck". Personally, I think 320 dollars is a lot of money to just change the pads...The parts are like 53 dollars, and the labor is about an hour. I charge approx 145 dollars to replace ft pads, and I charge 20 bucks to clean and adjust the rear brakes.
Best advice: Go find another dealership. This one wants to rob you.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Ticking noise, grinding noise when turning, front wheel looks off

For the occasionally turning sound:
Sounds to me like you may want to check your CV boots for cracks. If water and other debris has got up into the boot then it could have damaged your cv joint which is a swivel joint to allow turning on front wheel cars. The boot is right at the point where your axle meets the wheel assembly.

The second problem with the transmission: with that kind of miles on the car, you may want to change the transmission fluid and filter and then add a container of TransX, used for older transmissions. Then see what happens. The TransX additive helps with seals and such... or you could just add the TransX to your transmission while its warm , drive it about 100 miles and hopefully see the effects.

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For a 2006 Toyota Tundra, $850 labour included is quite reasonable as it costa about $1,100 labour inclusive in my area.

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