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My mechanic told me that the control arm bushings (both upper/ lower both sides) are worn out on my 97 S10 4x4 Blazer and I should replace them all. It'll cost me $600 for him to do it, but is this something I can do in my garage?

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  • tsisrv Apr 21, 2009

    Don't want that...I appreciate the reply...THX!!!

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I will not suggest you doing this in your grage because you could severily hurt yourself because the sping is hunder extream pressure and if tooken apart wrong the spring can kill you. and also it will need a wheel alignment after this procedure.
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  • aaron johnson Apr 21, 2009

    no problem i would hate for something to happen to any one i give advise to

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