Ok I took my 93 Thunderbird LX 5.0 to Jensen/ Goodyear Tire today to get a figure on how much its going to cost to replace the following parts 2 Upper Control Arms ,, Strut Rod Bushings, Alignment, Then to Tighten the Rack. Grand total they want is $884.62 before tax..
Heres what they want to do each job with parts and labor.
2 Upper Control Arms for parts $ 147.65 Each and I need two.. Labor to put those on $ 300.00 .. WOW!!! $ 595.30 with Parts and Labor for that.
Strut Rod Bushings $94.32 for parts Labor for that is at $97.50 Grand total $191.82
Tighten Rack Labor at $ 37.50
Alignment at $60.00
Grand total is
$ 884.62 before tax
I told the shop to forget that I will not give them close to a grand.
What I want to do is try to replace the Upper Control Arms myself, because 300 in labor that is just robbery.
Im going to college right now to be an Auto Mechanic so I have some knowledge of working on cars , I like working on engines , I just hate suspension and transmission work, but I'm good with working on cars. I have a wrenches and sockets and stuff. I just wanted to get some replys about what you think?
Is the job really bad?
You guys think a can do it myself without power tools ? Without an impact wrench?
Oh and dont worry guys the car is parked for now and im driving my 83 tbird to get around . Im not going to risk my life trying to drive it.