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    What should I pay a small back street garage to supply and fit BOTH rear upper control arms, thanks for any advice, ANT.

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    Price is going to come down to the source they use for the parts mate, that's gonna be the huge variable. Even going to a motor factor they may charge you the recommended retail price and not the cost+vat. Figure 1 to 1.5 hours labour as its only wheels off and 2 bolts for each side.

    Part number is 13230274 btw.

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    The problem is with these arms is that they can be obtained really cheaply, but most garages will source them from VX or a Motor Factors and the cost escalates.

    I think I paid just over £200 to have mine done last MOT and i was robbed, but most garages were charging similar to change them.

    Someone on good authority told me that the arms could be bought for £25 each.

    There is a good how2 on here if you fancy it and have got the tools!

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    Friendly mechanic was gonna charge me £50 to do both. Ask if you can supply your own arms to the garage, You can get them both for £30 delivered from ebay
    Plasma's Tech2 services are now open and able to provide services

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    http://www.vauxhallworldparts.com/pa...php?partid=252


    Cost to buy £30.28, retail price, £79.20!!!!! Buy them yourself mate, and just tell a garage you were going to do it yourself but never got round to it.

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    Thanks for the replys gents,

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    Quote Originally Posted by John C S View Post
    The problem is with these arms is that they can be obtained really cheaply, but most garages will source them from VX or a Motor Factors and the cost escalates.

    I think I paid just over £200 to have mine done last MOT and i was robbed, but most garages were charging similar to change them.

    Someone on good authority told me that the arms could be bought for £25 each.

    There is a good how2 on here if you fancy it and have got the tools!
    working on a car my little street is a bit of a no no, I got hit by a car some years ago as I was working on a car.

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    well you could go to the dealers as mine offer the VX ones at a high price or patent ones at £30 ish each. I would pay no more than £30 a side to be fitted

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLOMP View Post
    working on a car my little street is a bit of a no no, I got hit by a car some years ago as I was working on a car.
    Do the pavement side first then turn the car round and then there is no need to work on the road side

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