STRUT ARM

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  • Brwnskin2789
  • 2003 MERCEDES BENZ E500
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 106,500 MILES

Is a strut arm and a control arm the same thing?
my mb mechanic says I need strut arms, I am looking for them online and can only find control arms. And how many and where are these arms? Thank you for your time

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Saturday, November 27th, 2010 AT 11:12 PM

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  • Wrenchtech
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As a rule no, they are not the same but manufacturers are able to call their parts anything they choose. Strut arms generally run forward and back while control arms run left and right.

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Saturday, November 27th, 2010 AT 11:16 PM
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You have upper & lower control arms, see pic, best ask your mechanic which he is talking about.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Saturday, November 27th, 2010 AT 11:42 PM

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