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2004 chevy optra REAR WHEEL NOT STRAIGHT

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Sep 5, 2014, 4:22 PM

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2004 chevorlet optra sedan / suzuki reno / suzuki forenza

so last week my daughter reveresed into a parking lot pillar hitting the right side rear tire, bent the rim, flatten the tire, and the tire was not lined up straight causing it rub against the inside of the wells.

im always the guy to do it myself. so i took it apart and noticed the cross member frame. took a bend and cracked at one of the control arms so i decided to buy a whole new cross member frame and control arms expecting to be fix. but still not sraight.. the only thing left that could be causing this is knuckle it self. but ive been reading around that cast iron is not bendable. i uploaded some pics so you can know what im talking about,im stumped as to what to do next, any help is appreciated, thanks

(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Sep 5, 2014, 5:15 PM)

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Sep 5, 2014, 5:17 PM

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I have deleted 2 of your pictures. Please reduce the size of them and repost. The oversize makes it nearly impossible to read the text.


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Sep 6, 2014, 8:17 AM

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Hmmm? I could read the script but can't guess on what is still bent where. True - some things you can bend or send out depending. This was a collision by description with broken and bent parts. Some of this may require a body shop to put the body back such that parts fit if possible at all as it might be a total loss over this with some rust like that straightening parts may expose fatal damage or impractical to fix.

Can't know but high bet even if you get this to hold a wheel it can't be aligned and at best if usable would chew up tires like a cheese shredder if far off enough.

Some thing or place just a few millimeters off wrecks the show and you need to know. Best I can suggest is tow it to a body shop capable of frame bending/straightening - many don't on site where I am but would know it must be sent out before they could finish up a job.

Looks and sounds like real troubles to me?


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