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My daughter has a 2000 pontiac grand am se 2,4...was hit in rt rear..there's suspension damage in rear..rt rear wheel pushed in..damaged knuckle..strut.rear lateral link on other side of car...etc...both wheels crooked...my question is, I noticed by taking 4 bolts out of framework, loosen struts at top,and loosening stabilizer links...the whole thing drops out? don't you think it would make sense just to replace the whole unit? is it that easy?

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Hi John:

yes it drop out tht easily BUt you have to deal with the brakes If it's a 2.4 chance are that it has drum brake in the rear and not disc brakse so you have to deal with the brake lines and then bleed the brakes. BUT chance are if it was hit bad enough to twist the suspention it may hve hurt the unibody as well. So you may get a complete used rear suspension it "may not" bolt right in if the body was twisted as well. good luck :-)

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General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.

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Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician

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Education/Credentials:High school diploma,2 year vocational school degree 2 year college degree. Associates degree in applied sciences (auto technology)Awards and Honors: GMC master technician

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