Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Front alignment issues

asked by on

I recently had an accident in my truck and broke the steering box. once i had that replaced I found that the driver side front tire has a negative lean to it. I have tried adjusting the the camber but had no luck at fixing the issue. I clipped a tree with the front driver side tire. Im not sure to what the issue is at this time and am seeking advice. My question is what kinda of other problems can cause the leaning of the tire? Any advice would help at this time because im clueless to what it might be. thank you.

My car has 300000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You bent the spindle assembly at the least. You may of also bent the upper and lower control arms. Try to take off the tire and put the jack stand under the lower control arm to support the vehicle if you would like to attempt to see what is bent. The spindle is the most likely cause but do not rule out control arms. A certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your suspension in person and advise you on appropriate repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: the motor is shaking!

It sounds like your vehicle may have a broken vacuum line to the intake manifold. Check the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) vacuum system and vacuum lines for leaks by listening for the vacuum leak. This is why the engine runs...

Q: Ford Ranger won't go into gear brand new slave cylinder installed

You may have air in the clutch hydraulic system and need to bleed out the air. When you jacked up the rear of your truck an air bubble must have gone down to the clutch slave cylinder and caused the...

Q: Bad shifter cable. 2002 Lexus ES300

Hi there. When it comes to a vehicle getting in an accident and having issues with other components, this is a common problem that cannot be avoided at times. When the vehicle was looked at and quoted, the problem was...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.