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Old 07-11-2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by darrin View Post
Thanks for the info. I think we are talking about the same thing. I have seen the track arm called the trail arm and vice versa. It is the forked one that runs parallel with the car and connects to the middle of the lower control arm, right?

I have been doing a lot of reading about this car and now am wondering if I made a bad judgement. There is a lot of angst about the rate of engine failures out there. The car is 11 years old with just over 100k miles, should I be worried or am I being a little paranoid? I knew about the RMS problems so I had the dealer put it on a lift for me so I could inspect it. I didn't know about the rate of IMS failures though. Oh well, guess i'm stuck with it for now. But I'll probably start planning in the back of my head what I would do should I lose the engine.
The chances of an IMS failure happening to you is in the low %2 to %5.
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