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Old 05-13-2011, 10:35 PM
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So I slid into the side of a curb and smacked it real hard.
I broke some sort of tire rod or axel and I need the name of the part.
My car now sounds like a ricer and I put my hand to the muffler and its
releasing some sort of moisture. I think the reason it sounds like a ricer
is because I might have torn a hole in the exaust, but im going to check.
that out in daylight. Sorry for the picture being HUGE
Any takers? thanks for the help.

Last edited by stargazerr; 05-13-2011 at 10:40 PM.
Old 05-15-2011, 04:11 PM
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Can't state for sure based on photo being blurry.

Could be more then one problem.

One being a hole or damage to the exhaust system. The other being more serious is a broken control rod.

Each tire assy is held onto the chassis by 2 long rods going from this assy to the upper center of the chassis.

There is also another shorter arm going from this assy to the chassis.

Thus the wheel assy is connected to the chassis at three points by arms.

The left and right rear suspension construct mirror each other. Compare the side of the suspension that hit the curb with the other side.

If the issue is broken control rod don't drive the car as tire assy is no longer securely attached to the chassis.

Last edited by toyomoho; 05-15-2011 at 04:39 PM.
Old 05-16-2011, 10:23 AM
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Ya i too cant understand what's that.The pic is little blurr.

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