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Wrecked front end

I ran into an "oversized parking block" if you will and my front frame as well as all cross members are badly bent. I need a list of parts so I know what I need to order to fix it. I would appreciate anything that you can help with. Thank you very much.

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    Well I took it to a body shot, but they told me it was going to be over 5 grand to fix it and I had a cracked block. When I got it back, the guy told me they jump started it to get it on the truck. I'm not an expert, but I'm sure you can't drive a car with a cracked block. The oil looks clean and so does the water so I am certain that my motor is fine. However, it does sputter a little here and there and it throws out some dark smoke so I'm guessing there is an exhaust leak somewhere?

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This may sound like a cop-out but, I'd go to a bodyshop & get an estimate, and ask for a copy. ? Then you have a complete list, plus they might pick up on something you don't.

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