Hi, I went to my local Midas today to have my (1999 Oldsmobile Alero V6 3.4L) car checked out for a strange noise in my front left tire area, and I don’t remember all the technical things they said (I’m definitely not a car guy), but I do remember them saying that my front subframe had rusted out and that I need to get another one ASAP, and that it’s dangerous to drive my car at the moment. They said they could get another one for me for $1,000 to $1,200 (I’m not sure if that includes labor or not).
So I’ve checked around on the Internet, and I found this site: http://www.allusedparts.com/oldsmobile/alero/1999/suspension_cross_membersubframe/#card96d76f71fa6b92bd3503d6cd3cfd76aa
Is this the right part that I need? If it is, it seems like it is being sold for $318, but also comes with a $75 local savings discount (when I add it to the cart), so it ends up being only $243, and that includes shipping.
Is this a good price for that part?
Also, is there a list of vehicles that have parts that are compatible with my vehicle? I think certain years of the Pontiac Grand Am and Chevy Malibu are also compatible, so could I possibly search for a Front Subframe from these types of cars as well?
Thanks in advance to any help u guys can give me!