How many control arms are on the front of a 97 Mazda Millenia you was told 6 by a mechanic There are two uppers on the left and right and two on a middle control arm Is the mechanic making this up?
29s here, the dealer would laugh at you if you went and asked for six front control arms. this is what you have... (2) lateral links these connect the body to the spindle probably to keep wheel straight up and down (camber). (2) lower control arms connected to the ball joints and frame, and (2) rods (not sure of the tech. name) that lead the very top of the spindle to the body to sustain caster. you may pick these up from a junkyard for a short, cheaper fix.
Split down the middle of a 4 year old serpentine belt your mechanic noticed it and told you to replace it should you be suspicious of him another mechanic said that this belt type never splits?
Nothing is impossible but they rarely split down the middle. They usually fray along the edges first. It depends on how long you have had the mechanic and if you have trusted him before. Anytime you have something replaced you have the right to ask for the old part. It belongs to you. This causes them to give you the part so you can look at it for yourself.
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