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Location: Owego NY
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Called a couple of shops, the first one said it was something he has seen before, and that it is repairable (but he doesn't have time to do it). Second shop said he hasn't really heard of it, but doesn't doubt its possible. He agreed with the diagnosis of the first shop and can take a look at it and probably repair it next week. The subframe will most definitely need to be replaced, and I can get that from a local junkyard. The question-mark comes when we look at the part of the unibody that the subframe bolts up to. If that is rotted away, then the damage is much more severe and will cost a LOT more (peeling away the carpet on the floor, lots of welding, etc), possibly more than the dumb car is worth. This subframe is the most important part of the front end; it holds up the motor as well as ALL the suspension pieces. So to make one of the most important parts of the vehicle that susceptable to rust, I am very disappointed in the design of this car, and trust me, I won't be going with another Cavalier again.
'06 Frontier XE, 2.5L Auto, King Cab, 2WD, Silver
Owner since June '08, and freakin' loving this truck!
Best MPG: 25.8
: Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator, Custom Scangauge mount
, In-cab maglite mount
, rubber Nissan floormats
: Custom grille
, splash guards, ventvisors, OEM style aftermarket fog lights (wired using this guide
, Electric Fan