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Old 07-20-2019, 10:09 AM   #1
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[Help Thread] Trying to diagnose extreme mis-alignment/ rocking & knocking front-end

What's up everyone?

So - to sum everything up a couple of months back I had an accident moving about 50 or so in the rain through a curve and hit the curb. The impact was on the left side of the car which resulted in replacements for:

Set of 5-spoke e92 wheels
Front Drivers Side Control Arm/ Bushing/
Front Driver Side Sway Bar Link
Rear Driver Side Control Arm
Driver Side Rear Axle Shaft
Driver Side Rear Strut

Following so, I went to get a four-wheel alignment and to my dismay the shop found themselves unable to do much adjustment at all.

Additionally they pointed out some play in my front passenger side control arm bushing, and a bend on my rear passenger side control arm - oddly enough on the trip home my passenger side rear axle shaft broke

After a tow trip for the car and about a week or two later I had all the items replaced and back on the road, the misalignment was definitely still there so it was time to take a trip back up to the tire shop.

After about three hours of waiting bad news came back that they were able to do just a bit of moving but 'something was bent' and they weren't sure what it was.
The technician at the shop said that the main problem is really my front right side (which the inside of my tires are definitely showing).

After a brief visual inspection the main components seem to be in-tact and I'm not sure what could be the problem here.

I've done a bit of tugging on the sway bar to see if it's just bushings going bad but everything feels stiff. Furthermore, when I'm driving although I'm getting a pull to the right, and really bad shaking at 40+mph the suspension still feels firm and planted but I haven't taken it up on the highway to be safe.

I was curious what you guys think that my problem could be? I'm super confused because the impact was literally on the opposite side.

I've attached a copy of the specs from the alignment machine the shop used, besides that I've got a video to show you guys what I'm hearing from inside the cabin.

I'm hoping that it's really something simple like going ahead and picking up a new set of tie rods, but they look good to me??

I'd greatly appreciate any kind of insight or perhaps some good recommendations. I want to exercise some of my options before I throw in the towel.

If there's any other ways that I can make it easier to understand definitely ask me a question - all the help is appreciated!

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Video #1 (Shaking/Knocking) Headphones really help!


Video#2 (Front-End Suspension)


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