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I HIT THE CURB AND MY TIRE AND MY STEERING IS MESSED UP

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You need an alignment, cost is generally $60-$90.

Have the garage look for other damages, but ask for your old parts in you need new ones, keeps everyone honest!

Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

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SOURCE: I hit a curb and it's not working properly..

best advice at this time is to jack up both front wheels and support vehicle on stands! then remove wheels and check/compare damage with the undamaged side as to what damage has been done? then either come back with info ? for advice or have a competant mechanic localy? advise you ? i do appreciate you wish to save $$$$s in diy and you feel confident and wish to do the repair/s saving on garage labour costs but when job is done you will need to have steering tracking etc recheck hope this helps and wish you luck !

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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If you did not damage the frame, you more than likely damaged the lower control arm (a triangle shaped aluminum part which mounts to steering knuckle(tire side) and two bushing mounts (To frame) Check the condition against the undamaged side. If the control arm is damaged see if you can get one from a junk yard. If you do replace any part yourself Get an alignment immediately after repair.

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SOURCE: chevy caviler 1998 hit curb wit left tire

Something is bent... have a front end shop check it out, replace any bent parts and re align the front end.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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