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I hit a pole on in my car.

On the left under the car i bent the lower contore arm under the car.what can i do to fix it.

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Find some thing strong such as large tree or steel pole use a heavy chain and gently push using the cars own weight until straight or use the cars jack wedge in sideways and pump it up to pries back to straight worst case replace arm with second hand one hope this is helpful

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