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Well, had my oil changed at 45K and had them inspect a noise right side front....need lower control arms, with ball joints...I had suspension issues AND chrome wheel issues with every Dodge I owned...is Mopar just cruddy products? I was quoted 1500 with labor...but can get a little break since I do business with my mechanic. Would be curious what the cost would be before the pandemic and the inflation issues. The value of the car is between 6-7k...maybe I should just trade it in, but the cost of a new car and interest isn't what is was.

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Well, had my oil changed at 45K and had them inspect a noise right side front....need lower control arms, with ball joints...I had suspension issues AND chrome wheel issues with every Dodge I owned...is Mopar just cruddy products? I was quoted 1500 with labor...but can get a little break since I do business with my mechanic. Would be curious what the cost would be before the pandemic and the inflation issues. The value of the car is between 6-7k...maybe I should just trade it in, but the cost of a new car and interest isn't what is was.

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I was quoted about the same when I had taken my Dart in a few years ago (long before COVID). In the end I ended up doing them myself but it was kind of a PITA. Are they quoting you for MOPAR lowers? Could be partially why. I bought aftermarket ones from RockAuto that had a greasable lower ball joint they were about $100 each compared to the $300 each for MOPAR ones.
 

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I was quoted about the same when I had taken my Dart in a few years ago (long before COVID). In the end I ended up doing them myself but it was kind of a PITA. Are they quoting you for MOPAR lowers? Could be partially why. I bought aftermarket ones from RockAuto that had a greasable lower ball joint they were about $100 each compared to the $300 each for MOPAR ones.
Napa variety...Chrysler direct quotes 299 for right side, 202 for left, then labor. Napa parts is obviously more expensive.
 
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