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I drive a 98 chevy malibu and i do love it ! but it got wrecked and now i have to fix it. the front right side is damaged and headlight ripped out but light bulb still works. When i drove it home the only thing that i could tell was wrong with it was the fact that i had to hold the stirring wheel all the way left to drive straight... so what would this be that i need to fix, altough i know there is possible more damage to be fixed i will figure that out cause there is like some grinding noises. The reason i am lookig for advise online is due to the fact i dont have money to take it to a shop or have it towed there. so i am willing to fix it on my own. the outside of it is banged up but that i am not worried about ata this point in time i know that i can order a new hood and front right panel as well as a new bumper that i do understand and i am not worried about at this time. if you could just let me know what i might be in for what parts i might need that would be great
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tiffany

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Well Tiffany here's the thing about front end collisions. you obviously have an allignment issue. this could be because the tie rods are either bent or broken. the spring,shock/strut are either damaged or broken. this exp[lains having to hold the steering wheel to the left. the easy part is to replace the broken parts ,but you still have to align it this requires a special tool and the knowledge to get it right. I know you said that money is an issue,however you really don't have much of a choice when it comes to drivability. you can't safely drive the vehicle. the only advice I can offer at this time is if you know some mechanic that will cut you a break and help you with the labor side of this. you can also get replacement parts from stores like Napa or Oreillys. they are much cheaper than dealerships.. I know this is not much help to you, but please rate this anyway.......thanks

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