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After hitting curb

Hit a curb on a right hand bend and my front wheel was out of line the top of the wheel seams to stick out past the wing iv changed the wishbone with new 1 withe all new bushes and lower ball joint but with no joy its still the same what could it be please

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The stub axle and support is bent so I would change the complete unit with a unit from the wreckers . All wishbones and strut units depending on your suspension. Check for damage to the sub-frame where it all bolts to.

Posted on Apr 21, 2014

Testimonial: "whats stub axle and support mate im waiting on a new complete leg changed the wishbone and all the bushes ar brand new waiting on a new wishbone bracket that it bolts to on the sub frame hope when its allon and tracked in it will be as good as new if you could could you send a picture of the parts you think it is please if you can thanks for your help ."

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  • Bill Boyd Apr 21, 2014

    Basically replace everything associated with the wheelans suspension . It is difficult to explain the part names as you have not described what suspension you have . So remember that the hit you took will have damaged parts that will not be obvious including cracks and bends of all parts .

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    Darren Simmons Apr 26, 2014

    replaced all and all is good thanks for your help bill

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    Darren Simmons May 09, 2014

    hi bill iv noticed a knocking coming from the back end its not there when driving but when i go up a drop kerb and when i turn left and right it comes from the back can you help mate thanks

  • Bill Boyd May 09, 2014

    I.m thinking that the front end was not the only place that took the hit. Have the rear end inspected especially where the mounts are welded to the body. Look for cracks and or broken mount areas . Check for failed rubbers from bent ,misaligned suspension. Pay particular attention to the same side that took the hit. It may pay to have the vehicle inspected by a professional repairer but with a noise comming from when the body is stressed (on the drop kerb) I suspect something has broken away like a weld or cracked body panel.



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It's good to shop around for new tires, the mechanic may not have a good deal from the supplier. Therefore, he needs to charge more. Just shop around in your area for better deals on tires.

As for the other repairs, the first thing you'll need to get done is the front lower control arm ( the worn ball joint ). Worn out suspension parts will cause premature wear on the tires. Because, it would not be holding the tire steady and it would be basically " out of alignment ".
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