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2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off"


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charozoid
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Jun 11, 2018, 3:06 PM

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2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off" Sign In

So I went to have my oil changed and have an inspection done and the mechanic called me and started with his speech about how my wheel could've fallen off etc and that I needed to replace the control arm and the sway bar asap.
So I decided to get an estimate, bring it back home and check myself if there was any problems.

Here's the pictures: https://imgur.com/a/8HAQy2y

It's pretty obvious in this picture that the upper control arm(?) is rusted pretty bad and needs replacing but I want to know if it's still safe to drive while I wait for the repair? Or is my wheel's gonna "Litterally fall off" while I drive?


(This post was edited by charozoid on Jun 11, 2018, 3:18 PM)


Hammer Time
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Jun 11, 2018, 3:30 PM

Post #2 of 12 (414 views)
Re: 2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off" Sign In

What upper control arm? It's a strut suspension. It doesn't have one. That picture doesn't show any problems but you didn't take a picture of the parts he is talking about.



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charozoid
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Jun 11, 2018, 3:34 PM

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Re: 2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off" Sign In

So I guess that would be the control arm?
https://puu.sh/ADx5W/bad4ed41a9.png
He talked earlier about the control arm but in the estimate it says "suspension arm with joint"


(This post was edited by charozoid on Jun 11, 2018, 3:35 PM)


Hammer Time
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Jun 11, 2018, 3:39 PM

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Re: 2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off" Sign In

Yes, that is the control arm but your pictures don't help.

What is supposed to be wrong with them?



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charozoid
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Jun 11, 2018, 3:40 PM

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Re: 2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off" Sign In

He just said they need replacing and my wheel could fall off. I got no vibrations, car goes forward with no problem when I release the clutch etc.


Hammer Time
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Jun 11, 2018, 3:44 PM

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Re: 2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off" Sign In

Just go get a second opinion. We can't inspect it from here.

It does sound like they are using scare tactics.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jun 11, 2018, 3:44 PM)


charozoid
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Jun 11, 2018, 3:46 PM

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Re: 2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off" Sign In

Thank you, I will get a second opinion from another mechanic. I tried taking better pictures but he screwed the nuts so hard I cant even remove them and check myself(That would be nice if I had a flat)


charozoid
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Jun 11, 2018, 4:29 PM

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Re: 2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off" Sign In

Here's some more pictures up close : https://imgur.com/a/OHoQ0QS

I think this might be the problem?


(This post was edited by charozoid on Jun 11, 2018, 4:43 PM)


Hammer Time
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Jun 11, 2018, 4:52 PM

Post #9 of 12 (361 views)
Re: 2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off" Sign In

That's just a picture of a ball joint. We can't tell anything from the picture. Just get a second opinion.



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charozoid
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Jun 11, 2018, 4:53 PM

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Re: 2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off" Sign In

I thought that the fact that the ball joint is kind of squished indicates a problem?


Hammer Time
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Jun 11, 2018, 4:57 PM

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Re: 2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off" Sign In

No, it doesn't. That's simply a rubber boot covering the joint.



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charozoid
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Jun 11, 2018, 4:58 PM

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Re: 2011 Nissan Versa HB 90k "Your wheel could fall off" Sign In

Alright thank you






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