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2005 PT Cruiser (base model). Front swing arm bushing worn out (arm pushing against car when going around a corner). They want $400.00 to fix and recommend a front end alignment added which brings the total to $700.00 +!!! Any suggestions? (P.S. this was Firestone Auto's estimation for repair.)

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Theirs more than one mount and they cost 60 -125 at a parts store Most fair mechanics will just change the front one and send you down the road for less than $200 for one mount. The dealer will reconmend them all and their right if over 100 thou miles and get out $500-800

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Take it in & have it scanned, may only be a faulty solenoid or even brake switch may cause code & symptoms. Sooner you get it in, the cheaper it will probably be to repair it

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