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juanschwartz
06-22-2009, 11:34 AM
OMG Hai Guyz!

So, I don't know much about cars, but my girl had a flat the other day... a blowout on her front driver-side. I put her goofy spare on and took her tire to Discount Tire in my car. They got her a new tire and I put it back on her car.

After the flat she said that her power steering was out. After I put the new tire on, it seemed fine... however, the tire rubs the wheel well when turned left and the alignment is like a 3/4 - 1 full turn off. I'm thinking the impact of having the blowout and/or driving to the next parking lot (like 150ft) may have fked up the axle. That's my best guess for the alignment + shitty handling/tire not fitting right that is the aftermath.

Anyone? Halpz?

Nega-Patio
06-22-2009, 11:42 AM
if its rubbing, take it to an alignment shop quick. sometimes parts come loose and what not

juanschwartz
06-22-2009, 11:49 AM
if its rubbing, take it to an alignment shop quick. sometimes parts come loose and what not

Yeah she won't be driving it and we'll be taking it in. I was just curious as to whether it sounds like alignment or bent up axle. :-p

rage
06-22-2009, 05:30 PM
axle should be fine, but yeah check for worn tierods and the like

juanschwartz
06-22-2009, 10:08 PM
It was a lower left control arm.

rage
06-22-2009, 10:18 PM
damn how'd she bend that? curb check?

juanschwartz
06-22-2009, 10:26 PM
damn how'd she bend that? curb check?

Blowout @ 50mph landing on rim and drove it to the next parking lot. Not sure.