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Hey there. gota problem with my honda accord wagon 96. gota flat tyre last week so went to get it fixed and a wheel alignment done,said they couldnt do the alignment coz the caster rod was out so said i needed a new 1. sooooo.... went a got a rod ordered and delivered,took the old 1 out(was a fucken mission) and now i cant get the other1 back in.tried everything but wouldnt line up and so couldnt get the bolts in.didnt know what part of the suspension to loosen to give more slack.annnnd...there was nothing wrong with the old c.rod... can u help?

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Try lifting the car up with a jack and placing a jack stand under the car to support it. Then you can use the jack to lift up the control arm to align the bolt holes. I have never done one myself because they usually don't go bad. I don't promote violence unless it's necessary but I would let someone at that shop catch one of those rods with their face. I hate idiots who know nothing and enjoy incorrectly diagnosing problems. Knowing nothing does not make you an idiot but pretending to be a know it all does. Sorry for rambling. Let me know if you need any other help. I may not have the answers but I will definitely point you in the right direction if I can.

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