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I had gotten stuck and was pulled out and the person who pulled me out wrapped the chain around a bar that sits horizontally by the axel. It goes from the middle of the car to the tire. What is this part?

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Based off the description provided I would say that it was either the tie rod or the control arm. If you are worried about any damage that may have occured I would just drive the vehicle and make sure that it drives straight and make sure there are no clunking or popping noises. If you are not comfortable with that then most auto repair facilities should not charge you to just take a peak under there and make sure it is visually ok.

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If it is on the front then it will likely be your tie rod...

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