Can I have the Left-Front wheel's "Upper Control Arm" re-straightened?


Asked by Aug 04, 2014 at 03:48 PM about the 1994 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320 Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

In a collision with an on-coming car from the left-front, my L/F tire (wheel) was directly hit-- moving it almost to the wheel well.  When any bumps or dips in the road are encountered, the sharp outer edge of the wheel well scrapes the tires outside tread/ sidewall.  I've been told that I need a new "Upper Control Arm".  Why can't this been re-straightened?  Or can I get a used one from a wrecking yard?  Amazingly, the alignment was not affected!  I've been driving it like this for a year, but it's time to fix it.  What might this cost?   Does anyone have any advice?  Sincerely,  CARL  ------

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Unfortunately straightening the control arm would be more expensive and less effective than replacing the control arm. A salvage yard is a good choice for a replacement part as long as there has not been an impact on that side of the vehicle. Once you have replaced the arm you should take it back in for an alignment as with any steering or suspension repair.

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Bingo. See above.

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