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Old 12-20-2012, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default opinion: you guys think this is repairable?

Hello! I,m not starting this tread for the best reason, last day i have a acident, and my wrx stay like this:

http://s29.beta.photobucket.com/user...tml?sort=3&o=0

my left rear wheel was a bit forward, and the suspension seems to have twisted think it will be well if possible for repair? One car hit me, and his insurance gonna pay me all the damaged... what do you guys do in this case? keep the car, or sell it after?

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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Meh, that's nothing. New bumper cover and some lateral links and you ought to be good as new.

Obviously have the "frame" checked to make sure nothing got twisted, but it looks like an easy fix to me.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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in upside of suspension, the frame is a litle bit twisted, but later a put some better pics here, thanks bushflyr! Every opinion is very welcome =)
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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the van is not handling well, even my steering weel, stay twisted for the right :/
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:39 PM   #5
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Get an alignment done to see how far out the suspension is and where the problem lies. Looks like you've got a bunch of positive camber, could be something like a bent strut. The door gap is even, so I doubt the car's structure has been bent.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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We can't really tell you anything from one bad pic...

If the rear of the car is twisted, you'll have a difficult time aligning it, it might be time for adjustable latteral links to compensate...

the lat links are the weakest link, so they are meant to bend in a side load accident..
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:49 PM   #7
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the left rear suspension arm stay like this /

right now i.m not home, but in 2 hours i will put better pics here!! i need some help, tomorrow the van goes to the dealler to check all thing, but i,m afraid if in the end the result will be not good
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:52 PM   #8
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the wheel stay more than 1 cm advanced than the right wheel
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:41 PM   #9
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Try to take some from below, to show suspension.
Several angles would be best.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #10
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Also did you just hit the back, or did you hit the front (or run over something) too?
In other words how was the damage done?
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:50 PM   #11
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he hit me only in the back in the left wheel, but my steering wheel stay twisted for the right after that, dont know really why??? because 4x4? but why? i think its weird to me..but a niver had a 4x4 before..


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Old 12-20-2012, 06:01 PM   #13
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in the last pic you guys can see the all the stuff i think
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:19 PM   #14
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In the 5th photo it looks like you have a slight bend in your rear lateral link. Just at the location where the sway bar end link attaches to it. It's hard to tell for sure.

Because of the miss alignment, your rear end wants to go one way and the front another. Which is why your steering is off.

It is quite repairable. If you are mechanically inclined you can do it yourself, or any GOOD shop can do it. It MUST have a proper alignment too!!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:20 PM   #15
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There may be more damage too. It is tough to go by photos sometimes.

Or it could be the trailing arm. In any case it does not look like a total disaster. It looks like you can get it sorted out.

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #16
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Just from the pics it looks like only the trailing arm is bent. Replace that with a junkyard special and see what it looks like.

Take it to a shop, get a quote for replacing the trailing arm, lat. links, rear struts, axle, bumper cover, and get a respray. Don't forget to figure in frame rack time and a rental car for 3-5 days. Submit that to their insurance.

Then do step one above.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #17
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thank you guys very much for your help!! it is very precious for me have someone here to help me!! In Portugal, the insurance companies, they work very lasy, they see the car today, but they want to see better the car in 27 of dezember, for see what parts are really damaged, and i think only for february i have the car ready :/

I came today slooly to home in my van , because i dont have any rental car from the insurance company, and they want to put the car in a park in the outside of the shop (they are waiting the green light to start working), where are the damaged cars until 27 dezember for the guys of the insurance, see the car, and i prefer to keep the wagon in my garage to keep safe from the rain and sun...and i see some oil on my differential....can the differential have some damaged too? the oil comes from that screws he have....

here is a pic of it:

http://s29.beta.photobucket.com/user...15343085953169

its not a good one, but seems to be some oil there i never see on that area..and i think come of that screws..
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:14 PM   #18
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That looks really clean, i wouldnt worry about it
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:24 AM   #20
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that looks really clean, i wouldnt worry about it
but i never see oil there before the acident... and it same to come of the screws... maybe something is under pressure there??
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That's not from the accident.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #22
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i believe, but i only see oil there after the accident....i thinking if the left wheel is creating some pressure in the differential..
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:42 PM   #23
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I have another problem, a starting listen a wheird noise now =/

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Old 12-24-2012, 05:00 PM   #24
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im starting to get alarm with this noise too, its not the idler ac pulley, because i put a new one a few miles ago.where is the vid:

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