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Author Smashed into a kerb and knocked my front wheel out... any ideas?
Go3asy
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24th Nov 04 at 08:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hit into a kerb doing about 35, then car got thrown over the road, skidded out nearly into an island!! when i hit the kerb on my passenger front wheel its damaged something, as when i straiten my steering wheel and have the driers wheel strait the passenger wheels nearly in full lock!!!! and when i put the drivers wheel halfway round to straiten up the passenger it sits out a bit form the arch, for eg if they were the wrong offset they stick out,

had to drive home with my steering wheel the wrong way and both my front wheels pointing out the way!!! not safe!!! fucking dodgy!!! front end wasnt gripping at all. Any ideas as to what it could be? track rod maybe, cars down at the garage the now waiting to be seen
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PaulW
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24th Nov 04 at 08:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sounds like steering column/track rods/balljoint/wishbone... anything really

either way i doubt its going to be a cheap fix! worst is if the suspension is also fooked & top turret out of alignment

i side-swiped into a kerb in my old corsa in the snow. all I needed was a new stub-axle on the rear. luckily never had front swipe or anything

[Edited on 24-11-2004 by PaulW]
Colin
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24th Nov 04 at 08:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I done that trying to get away from a copper wagon, pushed the wheel right into the arch! Bought a new wishbone and ball joint and fitted that was it
Go3asy
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24th Nov 04 at 09:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how mcuht hat cost you kolin?

my wheel also needs refurbed!
Matty L
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I did comthing simalar a few days ago, hit black ice locked the wheels...skidded stright towards a curb....hit it doing about 30/35....BANG!!!
Fookin shit myself...luckerly the bang was the right tyre going....slightly buckuled my alloy...other than that i got away with no serios damage....plus the tire that had blown...needed replacing anyway (6 inch old rusty nail)
Go3asy
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24th Nov 04 at 09:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u can have buckled wheels fixed cant you?
Colin
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Not much fitted it myself about 50 or something, I broke a clamp for the anti roll bar aswell - found a new one in my sock while walking round a scrappies

Wheel - depends how bad it is and could cost as much as 50 to repair and not look same as other 3 when done! - maybe aswell getting a brand new wheel?
Go3asy
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well there masitaly vt5, not easy to get and i actualy need the other front 1 refurbed aswell, so might get 2 refurbed, if they dont match put the 2 refurbed on the same side problem sorted
Colin
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Go3asy
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garage just phoned me and said the hubs all bent and until they get a new 1 they dont know if theres anymore damage, any idea how much a 2nd hand hub wil b? they r getting 1
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the hubs bent u sure you were only doing 30

Probably more for that....look for a scrappy and get 1 there
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bent hub? ur bound to at least have a bent wishbone and suspension leg too if thats the case
eightball
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quote:
Originally posted by Go3asy
garage just phoned me and said the hubs all bent and until they get a new 1 they dont know if theres anymore damage, any idea how much a 2nd hand hub wil b? they r getting 1


go to a scrappy, as kolin suggests - get a new steering knuckle, cv joint and all (it's all part of the same assembly, maybe even the ball joint for about 20 quid. at least that way it kinda rules out anything other than suspension/shaft.
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just pray that they dont do all the work then tell you its still needs jigging

If they say that, rag + match
Go3asy
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jigging? reg?
Go3asy
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just got car back,new ball joint, track rod and hub !!!

140 quid, scuff round the rim of the wheel but its not buckled., easy fix

 
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