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Rear passenger side wheel facing inward

It was shaking because of a bar that had broken on the car which was connected to the frame and the suspension. i continued to drive it like that until recently it was shaking harder than ever, as i backed the car up to park it the rear wheel tured inward. i 'm trying to find the name of this bar. it kinda looks like a bed rail.

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Oh ok rear a frame ,rear tortion bar, rear srut rod ,hard to say with out looking at it the best way to find out is get the vin number call your local dealer and ask for parts and explain to them what it is and they even might send you a fax if you have a fax machine then you can call the local junk yard and get one or the dealer can order you one they are very helpfull

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My back tire is trun inward how do i fix it


Hi Chanise.

Short of you happening to own one of the old 4-Wheel Steering Hondas, rear wheels should not turn inward. A couple of intermediate scenarios:
  1. It's possible that there's a little bit of inward turn if the wheel lug nuts have been loosened a lot, or even removed completely. Are all the nuts on the wheel and tight? If they are loose or gone, this can be pretty dangerous. At best you'd get a jack under the car, hopefully augmented with a jack stand, so that you can jack up the wheel until it's off the ground. Then you carefully re-tighten the bolts, checking that the threads are OK, that the studs aren't bent, and that the wheel looks square once the bolts are tight.
  2. If you've had a significant failure in your suspension, such as a blown shock or strut, a broken spring, a disconnected/broken wishbone if the suspension is that type, or a broken/disconnected sway bar, then the rear suspension could be in a wonky position relative to the car. This would need to be checked by someone who knows suspensions and has the gear to deal with it. A lot of that would require a lift and large specialty tools, but the good news would be that with re-connected or repaired parts, you'd hopefully be good to go.

Other than that, if the rear wheel on your car is turning inward, and it's beyond something like a flat tire with the walls veering off from how the car is sitting, this isn't something you fix at home. This means that a major part of your suspension has been bent, probably including areas of the frame. That's major body shop work.

I hope this frames options for you. If you do end up having loose or missing wheel lugs, be careful, make sure they are properly tightened this time, and keep an eye on your car. Lugs can sometimes work loose when not torqued enough, but all of them happening to be loose without you noticing the rear of the car going 'whompety whompety whomp' while driving? Hard to imagine. It'd mean that someone loosened them deliberately, and you'd want to make sure they don't try it again after you fix it (locking wheel lugs would be a good investment at that point).

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Bar that should be connected to front driver side wheel, it is broken off .approx.4-6 inches from the wheel, and I need to know for sure what the bar is


2002 Chevy Monte Carlo; connected to wheel (or steering knuckle) is:
-lower control arm, connects from frame to bottom of knuckle
-tie rod end, connects from steering gear to knuckle
-sway bar link, connects from strut to lower control arm

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I'm hoping I can replace & take care of it myself on my '02 Monte Carlo 3400.. Not sure which bar it is, but it's front driver's side, bar is broken off that looks like it should be attached to th


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My Front left tire is tilted inward and underneath the truck i found one of the support bars that run's across is broken off on the left side. I looked around the wheel and found that no metal was bent so...


General Description
The front suspension allows each wheel to compensate for changes in the road surface without affecting the opposite wheel. Each wheel independently connects to the frame with a steering knuckle, ball joint assemblies, and upper and lower control arms.
The control arms specifically allow the steering knuckles to move in a three-dimensional arc. Two tie rods connect to steering arms on the knuckles and an intermediate rod. These operate the front wheels.
The two-wheel drive vehicles have coil chassis springs. These springs are mounted between the spring housings on the frame and the lower control arms. Double, direct acting shock absorbers are inside the coil springs. The coil springs attach to the lower control arms and offer ride control.
The upper part of each shock absorber extends through the upper control arm frame bracket. This bracket has two grommets, two grommet retainers, and a nut.
A spring stabilizer shaft controls the side roll of the front suspension. This shaft is mounted in rubber bushings that are held by brackets to the frame side rails. The ends of the stabilizer shaft connect to the lower control arms with link bolts. Rubber grommets isolate these link bolts. Rubber bushings attach the upper control arm to a cross shaft. Frame brackets bolt the cross shaft.
A ball joint assembly is riveted to the outer end of the upper control arm. A rubber spring in the control arm assures that the ball seats properly in the socket. A castellated nut and a cotter pin join the steering knuckle to the upper ball joint.
The inner ends of the lower control arm have pressed-in bushings. The bolts pass through the bushings and join the arm to the frame. The lower ball joint assembly is a press fit in the lower control arm and attaches to the steering knuckle with a castellated nut and a cotter pin.
Ball socket assemblies have rubber grease seals. These seals prevent entry of moisture and dirt and damage to the bearing surfaces.
Four-wheel drive models have a front suspension that consists of the control arms, a stabilizer bar, a shock absorber, and right and left torsion bars. The torsion bars replace the conventional coil springs. The lower control arm attaches to the front end of the torsion bar. The rear end of the torsion bar mounts on an adjustable arm at the crossmember. This arm adjustment controls the vehicle trim height.
Two-wheel drive vehicles have tapered roller sheel bearings. These bearings are adjustible and need lubrication.
Four-wheel drive models and RWD Utilities have sealed front-wheel bearings. These bearings are pre-adjusted and need no lubrication.
Heat treatment may create darkened areas on the bearing assembly. This discoloration does not signal a need for replacement.
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When driving down the road and turning left my vehicle rocks back and forth almost violently why is that?


I am going to use a Crown Vic as an example because we do not know what type of vehicle you have. On the Crown Vic there are rear stabilizer bars(sway bars) which go from one side of the body to the other. On each side there is a bolt with many rubber bushings which are meant to prevent the car body from shaking and rolling in turns.

Looking from the back of your car you will see the bar hanging down before the rear axle. One side, if not both sides have broken bolts. They are called suspension links and they are readily available at autoparts stores. You also have similar sway bars in the front. The front set bolts to the frame in a different type of mount.

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