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I think I have an allignment problem

I hit a curb going about 10 - 15 miles an hour going around a corner so it only hit on the passanger front wheel. I checked the sway bar, half axle, and the mounting bracket but everything looks the same as the left side but when i go down the road it pulls to the right HARD and i have to have the wheel a half a turn to the left to keep it straight. help please.

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    Angelo Attard May 11, 2010

    you must have somthing bent have a closer look the steering rods

    try this place steering wheel in the striaght position and stand at front of car about 20 feet now look at the front wheels the should be lined with back wheels



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I think your best bet here would be to take your car into a Midas or any other reputable brake shop and have your vehicle check out. These places will do the checks for free and then when you get the estimate you can take it home and call a few places or grab some parts and fix the problem yourself. This will take all the guesswork out of your problem for free. Thanks for using fixya.



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