Question about 2001 Saturn SL

2 Answers

Son hit curb in 2001 saturn SL2.Knocked it out of alinement. toed in pretty bad on that side. took it to firestone and they say spindal lower controle arm and frame bent. I put up on a jack the day before we took it to the firestone and didnt see anything bent except for the steel wheel next too tire sill. Can all these parts be bent but not to the eye? can the frame be changed by the average joe?

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

I was run off the road by another car in my 97, hit the curb and I ended up replacing the sub-frame, control arms, cv shaft and roll (anti-sway) bar. great cars but the the sub-frames are very light duty and unless its a minor bend you may as well search the salvage yards for another....

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 150 Answers

I would get a second opinion but yes you can tweek a component a small amout but still take it out of adjustment range. You normally wouldn't replace a frame but would have it straightened by a professional body shop. It may be prudent to involve the insurance company

Posted on Jan 30, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How much is a wheel alinement for a 2001 Hyndai Elantra? & How bad is this ?

It depends on the pricing the shop you take it to charges. There is no "one set fee" for alignments. You can get a 2 wheel alignment, or a 4 wheels alignment. The alignment will also depend on how wore your tires are; how worn the front suspension is and if the car was in any type of accident, or if you've hit a curb all have to figure in.

Mar 01, 2015 | 2001 Hyundai Elantra

1 Answer

1991 Toyota Camry Hit Curb (Drivers Side)

sadly you need to listen to the people from firestone .

Mar 21, 2017 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My son took the dash board apart on my 1994 Saturn sl2 and I can not figure some of it out. I need a diagram to work from.

I posted all of the photos but the interface is cutting off some of the diagrams that I copied for you. I hope the partial views help and get you started on what you need.9ce475a.gif


Oct 22, 2010 | 1993 Saturn SL2

1 Answer

Saturn SL2 does not idle, revs, misses.... Did before I removed

My car was doing this pretty bad and I changed the engine coolant temp sensor and it fixed my problem. Hope this helps!!

Mar 25, 2010 | 1993 Saturn SL2

1 Answer

Just need to know how to aline timing markes 1.9l sohc 1994 sc1

"Just need to know how to aline...". What? The best advice that I can give you is to get the Haynes repair manual on your vehicle. Anything that will need aligning should be explained in that manual. Good Luck.

Jan 02, 2010 | 1993 Saturn SL2

1 Answer

93 saturn front end noise

yoy mave have failed hub bearings...they generally get subsequently damaged when you get a slight hit from the side of wheel like hitting curb or something

Jun 23, 2009 | 1993 Saturn SL2

1 Answer

Aveo lower control arm

jack up both sides and remove both wheels and look at the good 1. if this helps please rate

Nov 21, 2008 | 2006 Chevrolet Aveo

2 Answers

1998 Saturn SL2 Chassis

The sub frame is also known the engine cradle assembly, if it is damaged get another from a wrecting yard, without allot of special equip and tools you are wasting your time trying to repair the old frame, of course I don't know how badly it is damaged so this could be incorrect.

Aug 16, 2008 | 1993 Saturn SL2

2 Answers

Got in my 2000 Saturn sl2 after going in to get my son. Got in the car started. Made a terrible bucking noise and hesitated to go in reverse but when it did it bucked the whole car and then on the way home...

This car is known to have a couple problems with the automatic transmission. One possibility is that the differential pin has come loose and his hitting on the inside of the transmission. This requires an overhaul, however it doesn't sound like your problem. This transmission is also known for having the valve body in the transmission wear out and cause erratic shifting. This could be your problem. It is still a fairly expensive repair, but does not require the transmission to be removed or overhauled. Hope this helps.

Aug 01, 2008 | 1993 Saturn SL2

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

277 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts


Level 3 Expert

77514 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8826 Answers

Are you a Saturn Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides