I have a 2000 Chevy Cavalier
I bent my mirror back and the adjusting thing inside popped out.
I managed to get the rod back in place, but I was wondering how I can connect it again so that the mirror works. Currently the rod/adjusting thing inside the car doesn't move the mirror anymore.
Clearly i dont know anything about cars, so steps to fix it in a 'for dummies' fashion may help.
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If you went off the road and the snow jammed into the engine compartment look for something bent and striking when the engine is on. If you find nothing bent or broken and the noise is coming from inside the engine you may have a bent valve or connecting rod. When an engine is abruptly stopped thing can get damaged. Take a wood shaft like a broom handle and place it near the bottom of the engine when running on the block and place you hand on the end of it and then place your ear on your hand and lesion for a knock. If in the bottom could be a bent connecting rod or also called a piston rod. If noise is in the top more likely and bent valve and the engine may run rough. If you not sure have a mechanic lesion to it. You can consult your repair manual for further test. Good luck.
There is no way to repair push rods. If they are bent they need to be replaced. However, the hundred-dollar question is "Why were they bent?" The only thing that will normally bend a push rod is if the pistons hit the valves and compressed and bent the rods. If the push rods are bent, you should go the extra distance to inspect the valves/pistons for damage as well.
Oops anyhow i just posted the same question .our problem starts by putting the hood holder rod next to the headlight instead of next to the battery when we close our hood then our next problem is we turn our lights on well the hood holder rod gets in a bind when it tries to open .soo the short of it is that it gets bent so no guarantee adjusting it will work .that being said this process should work perfect on the drivers side .for the passengers side it just depends how many times it was put on the wrong side and tried to turn on the lights and how badly the mechanism was bent!!!!!!!
sounds like a hard hit ur problems can be an accumulation of one or more of the following bent rim --,bent and or broken hub,-- spindle bent or broken,shock,strut bent,broken--unibody [frame]bent ---u will have to remove wheel and look at the parts and see which is damaged also open trunk and look at the floor for bends and wrinkles also look at rear from back and look at the body for straightness unless u have a straightener for the unibody to fix body and or frame should be done by shop that is trained in repairs r the parts which ever part or parts need to be replaced they are all bolt in only worry would be replacing the strut if ur chevy came with that option most had a shock
bent alloy, bent steel rim, broken belting inside of tire(caused from hitting a good size hole). lug nuts not torqued to correct ft lbs, outer or inner tie rods, toe/ cmber out of adjustment. Are the tires wearing? If not, forget the camber/toe