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Oct 7, 2014, 2:43 PM

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I have a Hyundai 2001 xg300. One of my rear upper control arms is trashed, and am replacing it. Do I have to replace the other side as well?

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Oct 7, 2014, 7:33 PM

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What do you mean by trashed?

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Oct 8, 2014, 3:56 AM

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It rusted completely through, broke in half.

Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 8, 2014, 4:24 AM

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! Do you mean a strut or really does this use upper and lower control arms in rear?

Rusted to fall apart is rarely limited (can be) to one thing unless perhaps that one was replaced with either bad used or an inferior clone with no resistance to corrosion.

I suggest you take a real hard look at the whole rust situation in general first. Is this even strong enough to mount a new one?

The strong spots the totally count on a unit body car include the areas where you would jack it up frequently in front of rear wheels and behind front wheels are the common strong spots. If those are in trouble the car is in serious trouble as a whole.

Not knowing that right now I can't even suggest you hoist this or jack up this car till you can ascertain the extent of the rust.
If all over and in the wrong places it's just too costly to effectively repair,


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