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08 ls460 needs new control arms

 
Old 12-16-12, 11:27 AM
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Default 08 ls460 needs new control arms

Dealer told me needed new control arms as the bearings are wearing out. Was quoted a little over $3k. Anyone else have this issue? Doesn't really bother me bc it only makes a clicking noise when I apply brakes hard but concerned about safety issue. Surprised a car like this would need new control arms with only 70k miles on it.
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Old 12-16-12, 05:43 PM
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3K sounds like a lot. You might be able to get the arms from the dealer parts department at a internet price, and have a reputable suspension shop install and align it for you. 70K isn't too horrible. Ball joints don't last forever and they take quite a beating.
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Old 12-16-12, 08:34 PM
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had mine done last year @53k for total of $3500. waited 2(!) months for parts, drove 3different loaners. Sign me up again!
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If you needed all front 8 which the case may be, you could get them for about $2,000. Install for maybe $200-300 at a shop. I have 56K on my 2007 and they are in good shape. Knock on wood :P How many did they say were bad?
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Old 12-17-12, 02:32 AM
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Yikes! Talk about HIGH maintenance!!!

Is this type of repair 'normal' for this vehicle at 70k miles?

Is this something that would be covered under warranty (if the vehicle was still within the warranty period)?
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control arms are covered by warranty, including cpo, extended and 3rd party extended warranty
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Old 12-17-12, 03:14 PM
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I had mine replaced when I was having my vibration issue. I am happy to see that they did that now that I know the price for repair.
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Old 12-20-12, 12:01 PM
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Control arm bearing?

You mean bushings?
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Control arm bearing?

You mean bushings?
I'm assuming he meant bushing. The bushing itself is not for sale, so in order to replace the bushing you need to replace the entire arm.
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Originally Posted by brianlin87 View Post
I'm assuming he meant bushing. The bushing itself is not for sale, so in order to replace the bushing you need to replace the entire arm.
Yes bushing. The car is at dealer now and contacted Lexus corporate to see what they can do. Will update on final outcome.
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mine were all replaced under extended warranty at 95K......
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Originally Posted by Amai21 View Post
mine were all replaced under extended warranty at 95K......
Good to hear its covered under extended warranty
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I replaced them along with the water pump for $2800 parts and $500 labor
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Originally Posted by JFNash View Post
I replaced them along with the water pump for $2800 parts and $500 labor
when was the waterpump replaced? milage wise

also I'm guessing replacing the waterpump is not covered under CPO?
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I had all front upper and lower arms replaced @ 50k miles to the tune of $3800. Good thing the ext warranty covered it.
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