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Car was hit hard in the front / side. Was fixed and ran good but now pulls a lot to the side. Brought it to have it aligned and when they did the computer diagram showed that the back driver side wheel is now bent in .40 deg. Then they told her to sell it quickly. Can this be fixed.

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Any car can be fixed. Was it repaired by the insurance company/ body shop? if so call them up and tell them the problem. A body shop should have checked the alignment as part of the repairs done.

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u can' t get a accurate alignment done with loose parts up front (ball joints get loose before they break)
and under most circumstances ball joints don't totally fail in a 2 month period of time

Now if your daughter drives on a lot of rough roads or hits a lot of pot holes and ball joint was dry (not greased in long time) (alignment shop should at least greased front end parts if possible some factory and cheap aftermarket ball joints are sealed and u cant grease them) There a slight chance ball joint could failed that soon but i highly doubt it

Now should u go back to shop ?? call them and explian to them what happened and see if they will warranty there work if they will more than likely day u brought in your car they where busy and behind and it just got over looked
if they wont warranty there work i would go some where else they did bad job first time and wouldnt want them doing same again

Far as cost goes that a hard one to tell u cause shops labor rates greatly across the country and even from shop to shop in same towns
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You probably bent the rim slightly or knocked off a wheel weight, just get your front wheel re-balanced.

Alignment causes a pull not a vibration, and it takes a hard hit to bend a frame.

I bet you this is not more then a 50 dollar fix.

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1. It's hard to say without looking at the vehicle (and test driving it) but more than likely the front end is badly out of alignment. ( If the car has been in a significant front end accident and badly repaired then this could also be a source of the problem as the alignment may not be capable of being properly set).

2. The first thing to do is take the car to a specialist suspension and steering shop and have the wheel alignment checked and adjusted to factory specs. Normally this is not expensive for a straight forward alignment but price depends on the shop. A good suspension shop will also identify if there are any wear problems with the steering or suspension that need attention

3. Older drivers sometimes frequently hit kerbs when parking their cars. This will throw out the front wheel alignment every time (and damage tyres) so it must always be avoided. Scrubbed.scuffed tyre side walls are an indication of this as well as scratched wheel rim edges.

4. Some drivers never check tyre pressures. Low tyre pressures will cause much greater tyre wear as there is more friction. (It will also make steering heavier, place undue stress on the steering components, cause the car to handle badly and result in much higher fuel consumption).
The lady needs to ensure her car has at least 32 lbs pressure in both front tyres and at least 30lbs in the rear (which carries less weight). The pressures must be set with COLD tyres. Manufacturer optimum spec tyre pressures are usually set for comfort. These can be safely exceeded by a few pounds. It is far safer (and more economical) to run slightly higher pressures than a setting that is too low. (A good tyre will run all day with 38-40 pounds pressure and 36-38 is quite safe).

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That's the best I can do Brad without seeing the car so I hope this helps some. Hopefully a good wheel alignment will fix the problem but make sure the tyre pressures are kept up as well. If the shocks are worn out they will also need to be replaced if the car is to be roadworthy.

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