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Old 10-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if the subframe can be patched (welded) if another frame can't be found. Our 99 with the DOHC is rusted bad on the left front corner where the lower control arm bolts on. I really don't want to get rid of the car, it just turned 80,000 miles and we bought the car new in 3/99. From other postings I've read I presume any subframe up to the 06 will fit.
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Subframes are easy to come by here at the junkyard here. I always see them there after someone has pulled a motor just laying on the ground by the car.
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3rd and 4th generation frames are the same. I went through this on my old '97. I got one from a junk yard off of a 2002 Taurus, took it home, cleaned it up, repainted it, and then installed it.

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This site will help you find one and will include interchangeables in your search results.

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