Registered: March 16, 1999
Loc: Edmonton, AB
It's a recall, so it's up to you to bring the car in and have it done. They will replace both of your lower lateral control arms but I am pretty sure you'll be on the hook for the rest of the damages unfortunately.
Senior Member, with Far TOO Much Time on Their Hands
Registered: September 09, 1998
Loc: Mississauga, Ontario
If the recalls (note there are *two* for the control arms) had not already been done, you might be able to get compensation from Chrysler Canada. Of course the dealership will do the work, but compensation would have to come from head office.
If the recalls were already done, they'll probably just tell you to pound sand.
Registered: May 18, 2010
Loc: Toronto, ON
Ya I'm feeling better about this now anyway, looks like it'll just be a new cv shaft and new lower control arms (both sides i don't want this happening again) the only annyoing thing is the tire i'm going to have to replace, o well though, maybe the dealer will still cover it, i'll let you know how the talks go with the dealership.
1995 Talon TSi AWD Evo III 16G / 880cc / Walbro 255
Registered: November 18, 2001
Loc: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Originally Posted By: Chris Browning
Looking at the pictures what are your guys opinions on the cv shaft, should i just reboot it or do i need to replace the whole shaft?
If it only popped out of the cup and wasn't damaged, I'd just get a new boot and reuse it. That's all I did and mine's still going strong 3 years later. Just make sure you clean all the grease off and thoroughly inspect it for any damage before reuse.
Scott McIntyre 1997 Talon TSi AWD 2008 Mitsu EVO X MR