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#1 Old 05-11-2010, 05:52 PM
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I recently slid into a curb going about 30 mph on a rainy day. The passenger-side front tire hit the curb with all the car's force and is now bent against the fender so that it will not roll without grinding against the inside of the fender. When they took it on the tow truck, they said it could be a possible A-frame bend, but I'm thinking that or front axle damage. I was wondering how much it would cost to replace either a front axle or an A-frame and possibly the entire wheel. Also, and perhaps more importantly, I need to know how quickly it can be done. Can it be done in under four days?

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Without a picture of the damage, it would be most difficult to render an intelligent answer. It could be frame damage, which could be expensive, or it could be a broken control arm, which could be cheap.

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From your description, it could be one or all of the parts mentioned. It's really hard to say, without having the car on a lift and giving a good look.

Either way, if the garage can get you in and don't have to wait on parts, they should be able to fix it in a day or two.

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The car will need to have visual inspection and parts list made.. Lower control arm, knuckle is not typically an everyday instock item at dealer level.. Could carry on into a bent strut also, that be SOP too.

Depnding on dealer work load, proximity to their parts depot and when parts arrive from depot, your insurance if an adjuster is involved, his review of car as opposed to the tech, their haggling as to what they will allow (insurance company to save money)... you is pushing it..

Get it together, then run the align numbers, find IA/SIA angles not synched to other side (known good), then there will be more parts labor involved for bent parts not readily visible to eye..

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Thanks guys, turns out, all the parts mentioned in all those posts plus other need to be replaced. They said it should cost around $2000! Maybe more. They also said in a best-case-scenario, it could be done sometime next week. I'm guessing within the next two to three weeks.
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Did you get more than 1 quote? I guess you don't have insurance to cover that type of damage, an insurance adjuster often has more clout with auto body shops than someone off the street (especially when they sense that you have little experience or knowledge in that area). An initial rough quote is generally low, but even at $2000, you're coming close to the value of the car. In your predicament, I would look for a car with a good body and sub-frames and move all the good parts from your current car into that.
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I only got one quote, and the final quote, including labor was $2800. which is probably more than the car costs, but I love my car, so I'm fixing it. I went to a junkyard and got the control arms, strut, sub-frame, and steering knuckle. That alone saved me $1200, I won't tell my insurance because it would go up to an astronomical amount that I wouldn't be able to pay.
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