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Old 03-17-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default Front wheel has 2-3 degrees neg camber. What's wrong?

Ok I bought car(1998 2.5rs) over a year ago. I knew it was in minor accident. No frame damage, no body damage, just tranny got knocked into 5th gear and tore up clutch. The dealership took apart tranny for some reason then told the guy he needed a new one and it cost over $3k installed so his insurance company totaled it. Bought $100 in tranny rebuild parts and it works fine. What I'm asking how bad do you think the fronend damage could be? I know at one point the front strut was loose unpon inspection and they tightened it. It has kyb agx all around and I think this have slotted mounting holes. Can this cause that much neg camber? What else or probably reasons? I won't have time to get under car for a week but it pull to the right and am getting tired of it. Drove it for 13xx miles like this and have had enought. No frontend shake tho. thanks
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:08 PM   #2
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Not sure if this applies, but when I got my suspension done on my 2001 rs, they put the tophats on the wrong way and the camber was way off. I'm not sure if negative is what I had but the camber was the wrong way. Like this \ / instead of the way is should be like this / \
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Where did the car get hit? Does it have that much camber both sides?
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:42 PM   #4
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Post all of your alignments #'s and we should be able to give you some idea if there is any damage and where.

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Old 03-22-2005, 11:28 PM   #5
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is the front left that is messed up the other side looks fine and the rear is ok. It pulls to the right. Was driven into a ditch kinda skidded in I guess. I guess the front left wheel was dragged and hence the negative camber. I'm going to try tommarrow and use the board technique and see how much I can improve the camber is any.
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Old 03-23-2005, 01:43 AM   #6
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Since the left front went into a ditch, and the strut was loose, and it has slotted holes for the strut top, it could easily have 2-3 degrees of negative camber -- especially if the strut top moved inward.
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Likely bent parts too, like the control arm or strut body.
Take it to a good alignment shop to diagnose what is wrong. The shop that did the front end repair may be responsible to fix other bent broken stuff under the insurance claim.
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The shop that did the front end repair may be responsible to fix other bent broken stuff under the insurance claim.
.....except that the car was totalled, so whatever was wrong was never repaired.

In any event, hopefully it's just one of the items that's been mentioned - bent control arm, bent strut, tophat problem, possibly a bad control arm bushing - or maybe nothing's broken and the alignment just needs to be fixed because something slipped a little.

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