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#1 Old Nov 15th, 2003, 03:05 PM
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my friend hit a curb in my car....

Well like it says...my friend last night hit a curb driving my car. Not only
is the curb rash bad on the SER rim but now the car is shaking like a mad
man on the express way. It's the front left tire that hit. On the express way
it is better if i turn right..like changing lanes it doesnt shake as much but
turning left on the bad tire...its real bad. I also hear a knock, knock , knock
at lower speeds. The alignment is now way off. I took off the bad rim and put
the spare on and the same thing.

I did search and didn't see anything relating to this when hitting a curb other
than possible engine mount? But I think it might be something with the axle.

I am taking it apart tonight with the FSM handy and will keep you posted.
Let me know if anyone had something like this happen and any help...Thanks.

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#2 Old Nov 15th, 2003, 03:46 PM
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I did that in my chevy once, word of advice dont floor a rwd v8 around a corner...anyhow, mine was just bent rim and out of alingment by a few degrees. hopefully thats all yours is but you can also bend a spindle or knuckle or even break something.

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I did that in my chevy once, word of advice dont floor a rwd v8 around a corner...anyhow, mine was just bent rim and out of alingment by a few degrees. hopefully thats all yours is but you can also bend a spindle or knuckle or even break something.
I just took the wheel off and don't see anything broken..bent i am unsure.
Tie rod looks fine and my AGX looks good. Motor mounts look good.
What size is the nut holding the axle on..that big nut?

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I just took the wheel off and don't see anything broken..bent i am unsure.
Tie rod looks fine and my AGX looks good. Motor mounts look good.
What size is the nut holding the axle on..that big nut?

ummm.....big...i dont have a b14 so can't answer that for you. whatever it is it will take alot of strength to take it off. i would suggest you go have it alinged and see if that makes a difference. if its anything else they would probably notice while doing the alingment anyhow....and make your friend pay for it:P

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anyone else have any ideas...i have to work today till 2pm then I am
going to take it apart to try to find something wrong or broke

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Post Alignment.

This will tell you a lot about the problem. You most likely have a bent control arm.

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This will tell you a lot about the problem. You most likely have a bent control arm.
Yeah thats the same thing that happebed to me, it doesnt sound like he hit it at too much force, just enough for some road rash. Get it aligned and check out if the control arm is bent or damaged in anyway.

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well considering damage was done to the alignment I suggest you fix it asap, as being off by the slightest degrees and your tires are f-d. If you dont know what your doing have a friend check out, or a shop

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whatever is wrong aling it first. take it to les schwab....if you have one....i dunno who else does alingment though. if you had access to an alingment rack you could do it yourself...and better than any shop i've noticed. shops just get it close but dont for exact cause of time.

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how fast was your friend going?? is the wheel still centered in the wheel well and fender??? it pulls and all right?? and also has a knocking sound??? an alignment alone may not fix this.

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I hit a curb a few years ago driving in the snow, doing about 30-40mph. I had to replace the left front strut, control arm, alloy wheel and tire. Needless to say i've been driving like an old lady in the snow since...

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how fast was your friend going?? is the wheel still centered in the wheel well and fender??? it pulls and all right?? and also has a knocking sound??? an alignment alone may not fix this.
He was going about 15mph when he hit it. The wheel appears to be centered from looking at it headon. The alignment is off and I am going today to get
that fixed. I think something is bent.

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A year and a half ago I hit a curb in my '99 SE Limited. I destroyed the lip on the wheel (15in SE-R wheel), bent the control arm, obliterated the wheel bearing, bent the sway bar mount, strut, and strut mount. I actually pushed the wheel back into the fender and the fender back into the driver's door. I was doing about 25mph and hit some gravel and slid into the curb going around a corner. The Nissan dealer repaired everything but didn't find the wheel bearing was bad until they test drove it after an aligment. Thank god there was no unibody damage.

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my little curb incident last easter cost me my lh/frt fender, lower control arm, both front wheels, sway bar links, and front bumper, but yeah, only an alignment will determine if things are off and invisible to the eye.

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Thanks for all the info. I am getting a 32mm socket to take off the axle nut
to see what i find. i will keep you all posted. i think the axle is bent cause
of the noise it is making on every revolution of the tire.

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