Question about 1998 Chevrolet Malibu
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
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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