Join Date: Nov 2012
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I brought my 2004 outback to the local Meineke yesterday for the annual state inspection. I was told it needed a ball joint and they showed me the movement, it was minimal but I told them to go ahead.
Well, big mistake. First the mechanic had so much trouble getting the old one out and when he finally did (after much pounding) he had so much trouble getting the new one in...citing rust as the reason. Anyway after about 2 hours total, it finally seated.
Now it still had to be attached at the top. The mechanic snapped the upper connection (not sure what it is called). I was fuming, so sorry I brought it there.
This was yesterday. I had to leave it there overnight. This morning I got a call and the manager said they welded it.WELDED IT. They said it was perfectly safe. How can this be. Would I be driving an unsafe vehicle if I take it back like this. What should I do. Please help me make this decision. I need my car back.