Alignment problem
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    Registered User MMaWRX's Avatar
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    Alignment problem

    So I made bad move on a road I trusted in the rain and ended up skidding a bit and hitting a curb with the steering wheel turned pretty hard to the left. Only minor cosmetic damage to the wheel, so that's good, but I noticed that the steering wheel is almost at 11 o'clock when I'm driving the car straight now.

    When getting this fixed is this a serious issue or does it fall under standard realignment issues? Careful examination and listening show no change in sounds or feeling on the drive or while going over bumps. Car seems to be completely fine otherwise. I'm driving a 2011 5-door.

    Thanks for the help!
    2011 WRX Limited 5 Door -- Blue of course

    No mods - YET

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    Subaru Newb MainFrame's Avatar
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    It depends.. first step is to go get an alignment and tell them what happened. If nothing looks bent and they are easily able to get it fixed then you're good.. although they might not be able to get it aligned properly without replacing stuff. If you bent a control arm and/or spindle repair costs could add up, but I still wouldn't expect anything more than a couple hundred dollars.

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    Registered User nsibanez's Avatar
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    at the least you just messed up your steer ahead. hopefully because theres no abnormal noises nothing is bent out of place or broken, not crakced tie long as everything is there and no damage you;; just need to adjust your steer ahead and toe

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