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How much to repair this and what parts to replace?

Tried a previous post but answers got a little misguided... Being female I am leery of dishonest mechanics - (I was once told I needed a $750 ring job for a car that was burning oil only to have a more honest shop tell me it was a leaky valve/gasket that would cost $14 to replace.) Since the car is undriveable, I can't get estimates at various places, but would still like to know a ballpark of what I'm dealing with... The steering froze while driving, and then the front passenger wheel fell off while the tow driver was attempting to hook up. It is a manual transmission 1995 civic ex coupe.

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  • ftlion Jan 08, 2009
  • ftlion Jan 08, 2009

    video is the wheel coming off - and I know I need the axel boots replaced

  • ftlion Jan 08, 2009

    I'm headed out to take some photos now... will post them if any are useable

  • ftlion Feb 24, 2009

    follow up-

    thank you very much... was repairable for very reasonable cost - replaced axle / straightened frame
    will have to do the body work myself, but she runs fine now... wheel stays on and everything!

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    very clever but not helpful as it is so dark... it does appear that he/she tried to tow that without dollys or lifting the drive wheels off the ground... perhaps do a video showing the wheel and those parts so i can try to determine what has broken.


  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    abit more detail would be good. when you say the wheel fell off... the bolts broke... a part of the steering broke ? ... that's a start



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Ok... if it came off in that fashion it's likely a cv joint...

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