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xtn said:
I know of one other owner who discovered - not that the bolt heads had snapped off - but simply that the nuts had backed off. I'm talking about the two upper a-arm mounting bolts. One of his bolts was completely missing and the other had no nut on it at all.
The really sad fact being that this particular car had been through the dealer for:
- pre-delivery inspection
- first service
- pre-purchase inspection

And the issue ("safety" tabs not folded over) was never discovered.
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Randy Chase said:
Control arm to chassis in this case - we misunderstood.

Guessing, due to your question, that this thread is about the ball joint carrier to the hub carrier?
 

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I think you guys are reading the paint marks wrong.

Two marks - one for torque and one for "yeah, I hammered the tab over."

carlover said:
I think you are talking about the same part that I am. I found this pic on the sands museum website, but i don't have the software to draw arrows. the bolts that broke are beneath the ball joint and attach to the hub carrier behind the rotor. (I think).
Nah... xtn and I were talking about where the A-arm meets the chassis (the photos above showing the bolts with tabs).
 
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