Was turning onto the highway then felt like the back end was locking up

Tiny
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  • 2007 DODGE NITRO
  • 4WD
  • 200,400 MILES
Both sides under back end near the tires have a part rusted and snapped. What could it be? Can't drive it at all and had to be towed.
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Monday, March 9th, 2020 AT 7:06 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

I have attached two pics below of the rear suspension of the vehicle. I circled and highlighted different parts that I am suspecting may have failed. Please take a look at them and let me know.

Also, if you can take a few pics of the broken parts so I can see what you are dealing with, it will make things easier.

Let me know.

Joe
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Monday, March 9th, 2020 AT 8:31 PM
Tiny
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Are the photos showing up? Thank you for the reply!
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Monday, March 9th, 2020 AT 8:58 PM
Tiny
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I can take more if needed.
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Monday, March 9th, 2020 AT 9:01 PM
Tiny
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The bars are control arm/tracking bars and can be replaced. But I am having trouble identifying picture 3. Is that the frame which has broken?
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Monday, March 9th, 2020 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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Picture three is the same as two just close up. It's just on both sides closer to the tires. The guy who towed me said it can be pretty pricey, is that true?
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Monday, March 9th, 2020 AT 9:18 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

As long as it is just the bars and not the frame, it can be fixed. As far as expense, I attached two pics below. The first shows the OEM part numbers and the cost of the part. The second pic shows flat rate times for replacement. You need to multiply those hours by the shops hourly labor rate.

Let me know if this helps.

Joe
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 AT 8:23 PM

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