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AutoMD ... 10/28/2013

2009 Honda Civic EX 4 Cyl 1.8L

Steering & Suspension

wheel bent inwards from accident

strut broken.installed new strut.top of tire contacting strut.could steering knuckle be bent?recommend replacement?

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bear.1216 10/30/2013

You most likely bent other parts also. Steering knuckle possibly bent but most likely tie rods or control arms or sub-frame. Compare each part on bad side to same part on opposite side to see what is bent. I keep pipe cleaners in my tool box for this. Align the pipe cleaner with the contours of suspect part then transfer to the other side. It is a quick and easy way to see just how bent a part is. If the part is bent enough to cause the tire to rub then you can usually see it. Do not forget to get an alignment. Some amount of camber can be adjusted out with an alignment. The alignment angles can also be used to pinpoint bent parts.


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