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Old 07 Nov 2011, 03:01 pm
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Default honda accord can not be aligned?

i have a 91 honda accord and my lower ball joint went out while i was driving and the bottom of the car hit the ground but i was only going like 5mph. it ripped out my axle my upper control arm and my tie rod. i replaced everything took it in for a alignment but the caster is still off and you can not adjust caster on these cars. they told me to check the strut mounts or find something bent where should i start looking? this weekend im going to pull off the knuckle and the strut and inspect it am i going in the right direction?

i cant not just simply replace my car that costs money that i dont have
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Old 07 Nov 2011, 03:46 pm
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There is a good chance that your honda was not alienable before the ball joint damage. At 20 years old the car has received allot of stress in the front end witch can move the mounts in or out. They make a reinforcement bar to hold the strut mounts in place. you might have to use a hydraulic Jack or a cable jack to position the mounts in the right place to allow the bar to be bolted on.
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Old 07 Nov 2011, 04:31 pm
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There comes a point where you quit throwing money at a vehicle to keep it on the road. That point usually occurs just after 10 years, you have doubled that.. Cut your losses, and replace your 20 year old vehicle.
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