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    Hit a curb! Help!

    Well, I hit a curb a couple weeks back and did some damage to the drivers side front wheel and suspension. I have thus far replaced the lower control arm, tie rod, stabilizer linkage, axle, rim, tire, and had an alignment done. However, there is a bad vibration in the front, especially when I turn the wheel to the right, even slightly. The wheel bearing and hub seem fine, and even the strut looks fine. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WR9-2X View Post
    Well, I hit a curb a couple weeks back and did some damage to the drivers side front wheel and suspension. I have thus far replaced the lower control arm, tie rod, stabilizer linkage, axle, rim, tire, and had an alignment done. However, there is a bad vibration in the front, especially when I turn the wheel to the right, even slightly. The wheel bearing and hub seem fine, and even the strut looks fine. Any ideas?
    Looks can be deceiving, the hub may be bent slightly even if it looks straight. Being that's the only thing you didn't replace on that side, I would suspect that is your problem

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    Man those curb monsters are out in force again this year!!!
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    Yeah, I see that I am not the only one that had an unfortunate curb encounter...

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    I've read about people needing to replace the strut after a curb hit.
    Does it make the noise when you go over uneven pavement, or just when you're turning?

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    It only makes the noise when turning right, which should mean it is the left bearing. I just ordered a knuckle/hub/bearing assembly and will get that swapped out and see what happens.

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