What Damage Could Result from Riding Up on Large Rock?
I was turning into a lane in a parking lot and did not see median. Drove car over curb and then the right front tire drove up a large rock and stuck there. The other front tire was resting on curb and right rear tire was off the ground. Left Rear tire remained on the ground. Tjis all happened in a **** second, I was only going 5-10 MPH.
Anyway, tow driver was able to lift the car off the rock and move it back off of the rock with the bed of the truck. There was no visible damage, ie leaking oil pan. Rims ok. The only problem is steering wheel is now off center. I suspect alignment is off, but would also like to know what other things could possibly be broken. Should I take to dealer for alignment/repair? Car is brand new, 1500 miles.
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There is some think bent on your front end it will be a tie rod end or drag link get under car and compare one side of suspension to the other look for somethink bent or shape differentlythere should be scrap marks on the suspension where the rock scrappeduse a torch to see better u may be able to pull the part of a repair it
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My 05 Lesaber was stuck in park and I found when I parked my front wheel was jammed against the curb. I rocked the car back and forth and it came unstuck.I don't know if this will help you any
I had a couple of men help rock the car and it freed itself.
in the USA we have the 4speed, A/T called. 03-72LE
do post what id does and not do. (full picture)
what wont shift?, the shifter or transmission or both?
won't go to park is clear. but;
1: are you on flat ground or on a hill parking to a curb.
vastly different rules there.
2: wont go into park so where does it go? everywhere buy park?
or flops around , like a loose Popsicle stick?
on flat ground the parking pawl in the tranny goes in easy.
on hills not so.. set the hand brake first, then park last.
on last, off first. (or trouble brews)
or it may not ever get to park. if rammed against curb or rock, or?
is it a light only issue or park actually fails (car cant roll)
are you on flat ground, ? no hills?
there should never be park inhibit ever, (reverse of that is a feature)
only wheel against a curb or on a huge rock can stop park.
so move car 1inch and try again.
and never set the park first, always last after hand brake.
and 10x more important on hills and curbs.
the park has a huge notch that a pawl must fit , so if the tires are blocked, the pawl cant land on a notch.
need a video of the pawl i have it, makes undestanding park in 1 second flat.
The first thing to check is whether you are parked on a steep hill or partially up a curb. Sometimes, if the weight of the car is getting pushed hard enough against the parking mechanism, it will be almost impossible to get out of park.
If this might be the problem, see if you can get someone to rock the car forward and backward while you try to get it out of park.
This is a very common situation that arises when the steering-lock mechanism binds, it is usually because the wheels are jammed against the curb. Follow the instructions below to solve the issue:-- 1) First of all make sure that the transmission is in park. Set the parking brake to prevent the car from rolling farther against the curb 2) Pull hard on the steering wheel while turning it in both directions. This will normally free the wheel, but if it does not help. then, 3) Release the parking brake and put the transmission in neutral. Let up on the foot pedal just enough to rock the car slightly.and now turn the steering wheel again. this time the key should turn now. Thanks. you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.
I believe that most automatics like 600 RPMs in drive.As far as how many turns that is,you can use the median settings of one to one and one half after the screw makes contact with it's stop.If you don't have a tachometer to set the RPMs use the turn to turn and a half initial setting and readjust while the engine is running in park.You don't want it to lurch into gear because of too high a setting so take it easy.Lots of RPMs won't let you stop on ice,the engine will power right thru the brakes.So find a tachometer and set the curb idle speed according to the specification sticker on your shock tower or radiator support.