Welcome to the group. That absolutely needs to be replaced. I can't even imagine what that would cost to have done in a shop, but the parts are actually pretty inexpensive if you're up for a bit of DIY.
I'd guesstimate between $1500-$2500 depending on who does the work and how many other parts like bolts control arms, etc. also need replaced.I have a Patriot 2011 North Edition and was asking for any input wether this is salvageable or not. Apart from it being cracked, it still drives decent with no misalignment but given the inflation of everything, im not too sure if its worth fixing over buying a new car. Any opinion would be great !
I'm Late to the party, are We looking at a Cracked Trailer Arm ?Hello Friends,
I have a Patriot 2011 North Edition and was asking for any input wether this is salvageable or not. Apart from it being cracked, it still drives decent with no misalignment but given the inflation of everything, im not too sure if its worth fixing over buying a new car. Any opinion would be great !
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Cracked strut which the spring goes aroundI'm Late to the party, are We looking at a Cracked Trailer Arm ?
I thought it was a rotted subframe farther in.
That'd be it..I think i see a far worse problem in the back. Difficult to see properly but looks like a cracked /rusted subframe
Smart Dad....Almost any vehicle is worth repairing, and in today's market, ever more so. My Dad used to tell me, "The cheapest car you'll ever own is the one you own today." I'm in the habit of getting pretty good miles out of my vehicles. I kept my 2008 Patriot to near 300,000 and a friend is still driving it five years later. Our 2014 Patriot with 190,000 miles is my Wife's daily driver, and so far nothing more than usual maintenance. My Compass has 112,000 miles on it and still feels like new. I'd trade the Compass for the Patriot, but Wife says no-go. She does let me drive it once in a while, though.
Strut in OP's first post looks cracked at the base, too.That'd be it..
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Or the replacement cost!. . . to compare the cost of repairs to the car's value.
Hello. Was this for 2wheel drive or 4x4 ?Parts for a subframe replacement are cheap. Dealership near me has subframes for $100 and the bolt kit was dirt cheap too. I believe labor is somewhere around eight hours if you're not like me and replace a bunch of other stuff at the same time, so you're looking at around $1100 give or take depending on shop prices in your area.
4x4. If you have a FWD I'm 99.9% sure you can use the same rear subframe if you can't find the FWD one, from what I've seen there's no difference besides the ability to stick a differential in it. Labor cost should be a little lower for the FWD regardless.Hello. Was this for 2wheel drive or 4x4 ?