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Will an alignment fix this for me?

 
Old 07-31-2004, 11:51 AM
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Default Will an alignment fix this for me?

I ran into something long ago and I haven't really noticed it until I replaced my fenders. I mean, I did notice that my alignment was off but, I didn't know it looked like this.



Here's the other side to compare.



So my question again is, will an alignment fix it or will I have to replace some parts. Thanks.
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Default Re: Will an alignment fix this for me? (bs-inc)

did you hit a pot hole or something? your talking about how your wheel looks pusshed back towards the firewall correct?
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Default Re: Will an alignment fix this for me? (bs-inc)

Nope, it could be a caster problem but even if it is you can't adjust caster
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that happend to me when i hit a curb............I had to replace the whole lower control arm.......cost me about 80 bucks went to a local honda heaven here
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LOOKS LIKE YOUR BUMPER IS HANGING ALITTLE
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just take a look at all of the supsension parts maybe a bushing cracked or something bent
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Default Re: Will an alignment fix this for me? (honda9369)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by honda9369 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">LOOKS LIKE YOUR BUMPER IS HANGING ALITTLE</TD></TR></TABLE>



Marc (bronzeJDMhatch) had the same "mod"! Its JDM y0!
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Default Re: Will an alignment fix this for me? (h22dude)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by h22dude &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">did you hit a pot hole or something? your talking about how your wheel looks pusshed back towards the firewall correct?</TD></TR></TABLE>

I actually went up a curb and it was like that. I've been driving it like that for almost half a year now, but I just noticed since I replaced my fenders. Now that I know how it looks, I get paranoid going over bumps.

And yes, it's pushed back.
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Default Re: Will an alignment fix this for me? (bs-inc)

Nope, definitely you have bent suspension parts. It could be the lower control arm itself or the mounting points in your subframe.

Are your tires wearing unevenly?
Does the steering wheel pull to one side during driving?

You have to have that car checked ASAP, after fixing/replacing damged parts, then you have to get it aligned.

Note that with a stock suspension, only the toe can be adusted on a civic. Camber/caster is fixed unless you have camber kits.

Goodluck!
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Ii recently replaced the stock michelins and the insides of both tires where aten up. My car also pulls hard to the right.
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get a alignment, u definately need it. before they do any adjustments ask them if CASTER is out. it its out then buy a lca, then do the alignment. if you were to do the alignment with the caster still being out the car will pull.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by frankdatank &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">get a alignment, u definately need it. before they do any adjustments ask them if CASTER is out. it its out then buy a lca, then do the alignment. if you were to do the alignment with the caster still being out the car will pull.</TD></TR></TABLE>

i believe hondas do not have caster adjustment.
its definitely bent suspension parts.
i would get a friend with the similar car and compare it, i'm sure you'll find something wrong.
Good Luck!
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