I hit a curb goosing her around a snowy corner and slammed the right rear wheel into the curb. Since then the car is all over the place. It seems like the body is floating side to side seperatly from the frame. It doesnt appear to sag or make noise. What did I do to it?
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I dont know whar kind of vehicle or how many miles on it but if its rear wheel drive you can replace either. the rear end will cost more than an axle but if it has alot of miles on it plus you dont know about the rest of the componenents inside do the whole thing
if its touching the arch could be a few things if its been curbed broken spring weel shock absorber worst case pulled the bearing out sligtley or any one of the arms going from subframe could be bent or broken it shouldn't be putting it self right when it gets bumped again I would be carful as you could loose the wheel eventually would start with checking the rear wheel bearing and hub also get the rear lower bushing checked as I said could be anything hope this helps ivan
When piloting an Audi if you enter a corner too fast for road conditions (wet or snow or mud) and suddenly let off the gas to slow yourself down (which is what most people do) you will experince oversteer. This simply means the back end of the car will slid out and point the car sharply into the corner as the front end trys to swap places with the rear end. ESP will try to save you by electronically applying individual brakes to individual wheels to get the audi pointing the right way.
Your front end alignment is out. It could be something as simple as a toe setting that needs adjusting. It could also be caused by worn or damaged frontsuspension parts. And, you can't rule out low tire pressure. One extremely low tire,esspecially if it is a rear tire will cause the car to wander. If the steering is pulling to the right or left, it could have a bad radial tire. If a radial tire goes bad, it loses it's grip, causing the car to pull toward the good tire. Unless it's on the rear, in which case you would not feel it pulling, rather it would be more like the rear was slipping or "fish-tailiang". If the problem came on suddenly, and you haven't hit any curbs or huge potholes, I would think it is a low tire. If you don't find a low tire, then you need to get to a front end alignment shop. Make sure they inspect the suspension for worn or damaged parts.
Your engine and transmission mounts need inspection. Replace as necessary.
Jack up your car and support it on jack-stands.
Rotate the front-wheels and pull it towards your chest to feel the condition of the wheel bearings.
Do the same for the rear-wheels.
As for rear bouncing around corner: your rear-shocks need to check.
Last resort is to do frame inspection.
Getting a fish eye mirror on the corner of your rear view mirror is the most important tool if you want to succeed in parallel parking. It allows u to tell where your wheels are and how close to the curb they are. By having that information, you will be able to tell when you need to straighten the car etc.
Secondly, backing in slowly but turning you steering wheel quickly is the key. A lot of ppl they tend to do the opposite, end up not entering the right angle and messing up the whole thing by not hitting the curb or having too much space between the curb. 1)Line up your car beside the other one, mirror to mirror. 2) Turn your wheels to the right ONE rotation; so from 12'oclock to 12'oclock. 3) Start backing into the spot and when your mirror matches the rear corner, turn it all the way to the left. 4) That should do it.
Tilt your right mirror a little bit down; set it where you can see clear view of the curb, roughly about 1/3 of your view should be able to focus on the curb, like how I set mine up. Try not to line up your car too far away from the other car, but not too close. Line up your rear bumper with the other car then start backing it up. Practice more and drive your car more often.
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The wheel having been rotated to the rear of the car would eliminate it as the problem. I believe you may have 'tweeked' something when you hit the curb. Have a front end alignment. This would reveal if anything was damaged when the curb was hit, and it might just be in need of an adjustment to solve the problem. If a component was damaged, the tech should know when doing the alignment. Let me know how you make out.
on rear wheel drive the hub and bearing assembly is connected to an axle.the axle will have to be replaced more than likely.in a front wheel drive with independent rear suspension,an upper and or lower control arm and hub.either way is expensive and your insurance deductible will be alot cheaper than the 2500 to 3000 dollars it will take to repair it.