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Old 10-20-2004, 02:48   #1 (permalink)
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bent tie rod?

well i went up a gutter a few days ago that shook me up a little but no damage to the car. so i thought. i was driving around today and the steering felt a bit squishy. so i get home and look at my tyres adn the left front [one that hit the gutter] was turned a bit more to the left than the right one which was straight on. the lefts also on a bit more of a camber angle that the right.

now ive been told it could be just a bent tie rod, or the whole rack could be rooted.

what am i looking at to get the tie rod fixed? and is it just that, or is there something else it could be.
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Re: bent tie rod?

does the car still drive straight? If you have a bent tie rod you will probably have to hold the steering wheel at an angle to drive in a straight line.
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Re: bent tie rod?

yeh it drives straight if i take my hands off the wheel. it goes a very little bit to the left but i cant tell if thats the road camber or the wheel.

EDIT: actually yeh i do have to have the wheel turned just slightly right.
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would have thought that with a bent rod you would have to hold it noticeably to one side. Maybe put it in for a wheel alignment and see what they say.
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well its booked into my mech for tomorrow and he reckons its just a tie rod. hopefully i come out of this less poor as well as wiser.
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