2004 Saturn Ion Ballpark price of fixing a caster split

Tiny
KAEJORR1977
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Shakes or Wobbles problem
2004 Saturn Ion 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 103k+ miles

I went to get a realignment on my car and they told me that there was a caster split. I was wondering how much the general going rate of fixing something like that would be, as they did not offer the service at their shop.
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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 AT 4:32 PM

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Tiny
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If ur talking about sloting the strut towers so u can adjuster the caster then for both sides to slot them it would be 1.2hrs times what ever shop labor rate is which is usually 80-100 per hr. Then u have to get it aligned. But if ur talking about something else let me know. Because I havent heard of a caster part only as a adjustment.
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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 AT 5:50 PM
Tiny
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He said there was an issue where it probably hit a curb or something and that it would always be off some until it was fixed. At this point, I know that my wife hit a curb once pretty hard, but I am not sure if it is the struts or something else that needs repairing. When I apply the brakes it shakes pretty significantly and it is causing one of my tires to be worn on the inside wall.
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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 AT 10:56 AM
Tiny
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When u hit a curb the lower control arm usually bends but without seeing it or knowing what is bent I really cant give u a price on how much it would cost to fix it. Usually when u brake and it shakes its usually brake related like warped front rotors or something like that let me know.
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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 AT 11:28 AM
Tiny
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Well the brake pads and rotors are fairly new still, and when I got the alignment done the shaking lessened considerably, to where it was almost normal. I appreciate your answers, I should probably just do it the hard way and have someone look at it and price it out.
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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 AT 12:47 PM

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