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SLID INTO CURB SIDEWAYS -- DAMAGE?

Good Morning,
Hopefully one of your experiences with winter driving may help me with this. It is quite slippery outside and I under estimated my speed on a turn -- slid into a curb sideways. Impact was pretty strong...The back tire has lost air and the front wheel looks to be tilted. I am not sure what the cost of this would be to fix as it's the Holidays and do not want to deal with this at the moment. Perhaps maybe someone can advise what could have possibly happened -- cost in repairs?
Any input would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thank you
Justin Singh
Merry Christmas . . .

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Front:

  1. May have bent upper/lower a-arm: used parts & Labor $250
  2. May have damaged splines on 1/2 shaft: new prts & Labor $400 (should be replaced in pairs)
  3. May have bent rim/hub : Used Parts & labor $200
  4. May have bent Strut Tower: New Parts & Labor $100 (should be replaced in pairs)
  5. May have bent sway or stabilizer Bar: Parts&Labor $200
Rear:
  1. Not too much involved in rear for these cars: New rim/tire Used for $75
  2. Bent upper/lower A Arm: $250
Civics are popular vehicles, and many new and used parts can be had on eBay or your local Salvage. Unless you specify, and they are willing, most repair shops will only replace with new parts, because they will not warranty the used ones.
Your bill could easily reach the point of totalling the vehicle. It may be cheaper for you to purchase another vehicle. Get a free estimate at a mechanic and weigh your options.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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Sounds like lower track control arm ,minimum and possibly the steering rack ,but only if its stiff on a turn to one side.if its only the track rod arm bent that can be straightened a bit with a big bar but the tracking will need resetting.whell rim might be able to be straightened with a monkey wrench and a big hammer

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It's sounds like you bent or broken something car need to be on a lift to check and see what's going on price depends on the parts that's damage and how much to replace off the back you will need a wheel alignment after they fix this problem. good luck.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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