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Is it worth $640 to get OEM lower control arms over aftermarket?

I have a '92 Geo Tracker with shot front lower control arm bushings and ball joints. My mechanic has recommended replacing the entire control arms rather than using a bushing kit, which I am onboard with. Given that this is a 25 year old car, OEM parts are preposterously overpriced. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Sep 24, 2015 - 14 answers

Just started Twitter account and it is suspended

I finally just started a Twitter account two days ago. I have not yet tweeted, retweeted or requested friends. Now I'm told the account is suspended. [more inside]
posted by dances_with_sneetches on Feb 10, 2015 - 20 answers

Suspended because of patient complaint: what now?

A young relative who recently started a job as a CNA at a nursing home has been suspended because of a patient complaint. She has no idea what the complaint was or who made it, nor can she recall any unusual incidents or patient interactions. The director of nursing told her she cannot give details at this time, but told her she is suspended and that she's to come in for a meeting on Friday at a specified time. What can she expect? (I'd like informed answers only. Please do not answer if you are merely speculating.)
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2014 - 11 answers

Safe to drive with front suspension noises?

I suspect that my driver-side upper ball joint is the culprit. There have been groaning noises when going over bumps, and a sort of clattering noise when hitting potholes. This has been going on for several years, and has gotten worse in the past month. I took it to four different mechanics, two for this specifically, and two for general inspection purposes (the most recent, non-specific inspection took place about 5 months ago.) None of the mechanics found anything they considered to be a real problem (i.e. hazardous to my/others' safety/the car's safe operation.) The noise has intensified in volume and frequency in the past week or so, along with (new) weird vibration when traveling at certain speeds (usually over 40 mph), but only sometimes, and it continues as I slow to a stop, slowing along with the car (but doesn't start showing up until I reach a higher speed.) Today I noticed that the boot on the upper ball joint is cracked and the grease is leaking out. The passenger side ball joint is similarly worn, but no grease is in evidence yet. [more inside]
posted by i. shishkin on Apr 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Troubles with the DMV after lapse of ins coverage. Advice sought.

Hi all, longtime reader here, new poster. While dealing with multiple personal hardships (more inside), I had a lapse in insurance coverage for 10 days. This has snowballed into a major issue for me, and I may lose my driving privileges for 3 months, which means losing my job. Any and all advice/anecdata appreciated. [more inside]
posted by cardinality on Feb 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Failing grades == academic misconduct: true or false?

My friend is applying to university after dropping out of a different school a few years ago. At his previous school he was placed on academic suspension for a semester due to absenteeism and low grades. The Common App he's now filling out asks if he's ever been disciplined for academic misconduct. Does this qualify? Should he answer yes or no? More details below, including the exact wording of the question: [more inside]
posted by henuani on Jan 29, 2013 - 27 answers

Appealing high school suspension?

Brother suspended for three days from his high school in California, due to 1. "racist comments"- from an off colour joke and 2. refusing to tell an officer his name. Is the disciplinary action taken equivalent to his behavior? How can we go about appealing it,if so? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by flying_trapeze on Jan 18, 2013 - 50 answers

Loving without excusing

How do I support my boyfriend at the same time as I urge him to change his behavior? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 - 42 answers

Twitter Account Suspended - What Next?

My Twitter account has been suspended and the live.com e-mail address I appear to have linked to it won't let me log in. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 31, 2011 - 6 answers

Suspended on a Student Visa!

A friend who is studying in the US on a student visa has just been suspended (for academic reasons) for a year. What can she do? [more inside]
posted by The Lamplighter on May 13, 2010 - 14 answers

So I had a pretty craptastic morning...

License suspensions, driver responsibility and address changes. Any chance? [more inside]
posted by Raze2k on Apr 21, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I adjust my motorcycle suspension?

I just purchased a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R. I need to adjust the rear suspension to accommodate my girlfriend. Do I need to take the bike to a shop? [more inside]
posted by austere on Mar 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Un-Pimp My Ride!

Is it possibly to raise a Honda Civic that was lowered by the previous owner? [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Feb 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Things that only happen in movies.

Things that only happen in movies but are supposed to be things ordinary people do. [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Jan 24, 2010 - 221 answers

Car/Sound practical/meta (u choose) question.

What is this mechanical (automotive in this case) sound called? Does it have a name? [more inside]
posted by Jiff_and_theChoosyMuthers on Sep 18, 2009 - 19 answers

What to do if suspended

How to appeal to president on academic dishonesty accusation? What to do if I get suspended from my university? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2009 - 24 answers

Will Wonderful Weekends Wither Without Wheels?

Tent-phobic city-dweller seeks weekend getaway suggestions which do not require a car to reach. [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Aug 21, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I get a wrongful suspension lifted in fewer than 30 days?

How do I get a wrongful suspension lifted in fewer than 30 days? [more inside]
posted by carofowler on Jun 11, 2009 - 14 answers

How much does it cost to replace the shocks on a Toyota 4Runner?

How much should it cost to replace four shocks on a 1996 Toyota 4Runner? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jun 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Do I need Shocks, Struts or both?

I bought a 1997 Honda Accord from my 21 year old Sister - the car was lowered as a "gift" by her one-time fiance. The original shocks/struts were replaced with adjustable shocks/struts. Or something like that. Lowered cars, if you don't know, ride like a wheelbarrow on a cobblestone road. I would like to buy, on ebay or whatnot, the stock shocks and/or struts to repair the ride comfort of this fuel-efficient car. What do I need? Shocks? Struts? Is the Shock also the Strut? Does Strut refer to the way guys with lowered cars walk? I'm at a loss. General information about what the difference between shocks and struts are would be educational. Specific information about exactly what I need for a 1997 Honda Accord LX would be ideal and much appreciated. Someone out there with a '97 Accord with great suspension who would like to trade it for a lowering kit would be even better! I can try to provide more information if it's needed, but I'm dumb enough not to know if more is needed or not.
posted by idzyn on Jun 5, 2008 - 12 answers

The man is keeping me down, again.

CDL passenger endorsement about to be suspended! What do I do? [more inside]
posted by knowles on Nov 5, 2007 - 6 answers

My eBay account has been suspended for "abuse", and eBay won't return my e-mails asking why, what next?

My account on eBay has been suspended due to, in their words, "Abusing eBay". How can I escalate my questions to them about it get answers from them? [more inside]
posted by sav2880 on Jan 10, 2007 - 25 answers

It all started watching PBS late one night when I was seven.

I would like to have a suspension(Warning: talks about some things that are probably NSFW) done in the Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by JackarypQQ on Mar 24, 2006 - 16 answers

SuspensionFilter: Can a strut jam?

Can a strut fail such that it doesn't move? My 96 Grand Prix has a rear wheel of which the suspension is a bit squashed in and stuck. It looks as though there is a bit of weight in the trunk, but of course there isn't. It won't compress when I push on the fender, nor will it extend when I jack up the car. Has anyone heard of this before? Can I do anything other than have new struts put in?
posted by kc0dxh on Dec 8, 2005 - 7 answers

Solid rear axle on a Mustang.

The new Ford Mustang, just like the last one, "features" a solid rear axle. Ford (and her enthusiasts) claim that such a design is for "performance reasons." Is this plausible? [more inside]
posted by Kwantsar on May 16, 2005 - 12 answers

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