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  1. Both front lower contol arms with ball joints?

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Just got back from my dealer. Told me i have severe wear on my front lower contol arms and balljoints. Want to charge me 714.95. To repair this would include an front end alignment. I want to take a trip to mobile, alabama from cleveland,ohio. In three weeks. He would not give me a straight...
  2. Bad ball joints at 26k miles

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    I just had to replace my lower ball joints on my Caliber. I bought it used with 24k miles on it. The dealership I bought the car from absolutely refuses to cover the repairs. I'm extremely angry over it and am trying to figure out what to do. The ball joints were bad and the left front was about...
  3. Brakes and Suspension

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Alright, first time poster so I'll try to make this short so I don't bore all of you. 2008 Caliber SXT bought 2 years ago, it was about 8 months old, 65 thousand kilometers. I've had it in the dealership a number of times, aka regular oil changes. There's an annoying squeak coming from the rear...
  4. Still pulling to right after 4 wheel alignment

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    i just had a 4 wheel alignment done and it still pulls to the right and after investigating a little it seems to only pull bad when in gear and driving if im coasting it seems to go straight what would cause this, it's had a pull to the right for a while now and thought the alignment would fix it.
  5. Driver Axle Arm, Lower Ball Joint, Tie rod (tie rod AGAIN!)

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    Ugh! I've noticed my car having a lot of road wander lately and I've discovered why, my Tie Rod joint is loose again, and now so is the lower ball joint. I'm assuming all of this led to the joint on the driver side drive axle near the tranny to wear and now it clicks when I'm almost full turn...
  6. Control Arm/lower Ball joint replacement

    Dodge Caliber Mechanical Problems and Questions
    My front lower ball joints are bad and it appears in the Caliber Service Manual that the whole control arm needs to be replaced. Has anyone done this on their own? Is it difficult and will I need extra tools?