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2002 santa fe: right rear control arm(is this the same..rotted

Customer Question

The right rear control arm(is this the same as a trailing arm?) is rotted on my 2002 Sante Fe. Is this common and was there a recall, I read online about a recall on the rear trailing arms for 01-03 Santa Fe's. If I had to repair--how much?? thanks.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

I'm Neal and I am here to assist you. Only accept when you are happy with my assistance. If I can't help I will open your Question to other experts.


That control arm is about $130 and it's only 1/2 an hour of labor.


That is for the lower arm. The upper is the same labor but only costs $90.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
My mechanic said he would have to replace entire spindle??? Does that sound right?
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.
That is possible depending on the situation. He would have to determine that when inspecting it.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Is the rear control arm and trailing arm on in the same?
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

No they are not the same.


Here is the rear suspension layout on your vehicle.


Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Around how much am I looking at if he has to replace the entire spindle?


Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
Expert:  Cardoctor74 replied 5 years ago.
Different expert here . This should be covered at the dealer . If you had to pay out of pocket including the spindle about 400 parts and labor. Call first should be covered. Hoped this helped. Positive feedback and bonuses greatly appreciated.