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Old 07-14-2013, 07:05 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Positive Camber After Hitting Curb

On the front passenger side the wheel sticks out at the top and is tucked a little at the bottom. I already replaced the lower control arm and tried to find any thing else that could be bent but I cant seem to figure it out.

I took it to an alignment shop and they tried using camber bolts but that didnt fix the issue. The guy mentioned that maybe I bent the knuckle/spindle part. But then I remembered somebody else told me the knuckle is die cast iron and wont bend will only break.

Do you guys think the knuckle could be the issue?

Other things Ive read is the strut being bad, the lower strut bar shifting in its bearings, or the frame being bent which I hope didnt happen.

I plan on taking it apart again and maybe taking it to another shop but any kind of input would be highly appreciated. I know its very difficult to diagnose over the web with just a description but I was hoping someone else had this issue already.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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On the front passenger side the wheel sticks out at the top and is tucked a little at the bottom. I already replaced the lower control arm and tried to find any thing else that could be bent but I cant seem to figure it out.

I took it to an alignment shop and they tried using camber bolts but that didnt fix the issue. The guy mentioned that maybe I bent the knuckle/spindle part. But then I remembered somebody else told me the knuckle is die cast iron and wont bend will only break.

Do you guys think the knuckle could be the issue?

Other things Ive read is the strut being bad, the lower strut bar shifting in its bearings, or the frame being bent which I hope didnt happen.

I plan on taking it apart again and maybe taking it to another shop but any kind of input would be highly appreciated. I know its very difficult to diagnose over the web with just a description but I was hoping someone else had this issue already.
Most common thing would be subframe, control arm, strut. Ive also seen spindles bend. They are cast and they are hot. Yes, they bend. Suprised an allignment shop can fiqure this out.
You can easily fiqure this out yourself. Grab yourself a measuring tape and start comparing both left to right side measurments. This should show you where the damage lies then correct the problem.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:37 PM   Thread Starter #3
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Default Re: Positive Camber After Hitting Curb

I did notice the "hinge" area that holds the lower control arm somewhat pushed in. Heres a pic.

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This is what the wheel looks like

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Could somehthing like this be repaired or would the whole craddle/subframe have to be replaced?
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Default Re: Positive Camber After Hitting Curb

I would think the whole subframe but no personal experience with it. Maybe it can be fixed

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Default Re: Positive Camber After Hitting Curb

Yes, when the damage is beyond ability to be corrected through a few various allignment tricks, you replace the subframe.
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Default Re: Positive Camber After Hitting Curb

Took the car to another shop and they put the car up on a lift to get all the specs. The mechanic said that the subframe is pushed in slightly but at that point it would cause more of a caster problem not camber. He mentioned I should replace the knuckle and strut and that should solve the majority of the camber being off.

Actually decided to work on the suspension first since I need it anyways. Not sure if I will do knuckle after that or not I keep getting mixed advice about that part. Some people say its too solid of a piece and would break other things first. But then a shop told me he thought it was the subframe on a Rav 4 he was working on and it turned out to be the knuckle for his camber issue.

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Default Re: Positive Camber After Hitting Curb

Turned out to be the bearing on the knuckle for the most part. After I replaced it all I had to do was get a camber bolt to adjust the angle a little and it is back to stock.
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