Front lower control arm mount

Tiny
STANEN8871
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  • 2001 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 147,000 MILES
Front right lower control arm sub-frame pocket mount rusted out. How can this be fixed without changing out sub-frame. Can I use some kind of strap clamp?
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Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 AT 5:50 AM

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Tiny
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros. Com.

Living in PA, I experience rust issues all the time. There is no way to repair this to make it safe. The only suggestion I can even give would be to find someone really good at welding and who repairs frames and see if there is a way to weld new metal in place. If there is not, it needs replaced. As I am sure you already know, the lower control arm is extremely important and is not something to take a chance with.

Joe
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Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 AT 8:06 PM
Tiny
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Is it a difficult job to replace the sub-frame?
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Monday, September 3rd, 2018 AT 6:14 AM
Tiny
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Hi again. Not a fun job. I looked up labor and it calls for five hours and the skill level is higher.
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Monday, September 3rd, 2018 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the information much appreciated.
Does the engine/trans-axle need to be supported or can this just be unbolted from the bottom?
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Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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Everything will need to be supported.
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Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 AT 5:33 PM

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