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Strut rust

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Old 06-09-2019, 09:18 AM
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Have a strut that rusted through on drivers side and split. It looks higher than the other. Think welding would be a option to repair? I looked at the control arm and it seemed okay and was told it could cause that or subframe. Any advice would be helpful. I've put over 2 grand into this car over the course of three years and trying to get more life out of it.


 
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:15 PM
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What are you going to weld to? Rust to rust welding will NEVER take.That is a MAIN structural part of the unibody and in my opinion, sorry to say the vehicle is DOA.
 
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:00 PM
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There's still good metal to firewall and part of clean metal that is not rusted up.
 
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:02 PM
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Went to auto body shop and said it would be 875 dollars to repair... Said have to take fender off to repair and take bunch of parts off
 
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You must REALLY like this car. You asked for advice and I gave my opinion of the situation. It's your car, your money and your life(along with any passengers). to weigh on what you decide to do. I fear a lot more rust than anticipated once the fender comes off for repair quote you got.
Good Luck!
 
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:33 PM
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I had him look at it in person and looked inside it. He seemed confident in the quote.
 
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:29 PM
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Hate to say it but the body shop will do anything for your money. I don't believe there will be enough to weld to, to support the strut sufficiently. I would look for another Pacifica (somewhere down south) to transfer all those new parts to. Ask the body shop how long they'll guarantee the work for. I bet you won't like their answer which I'm thinking will be less than a week.
 
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