Hey, what happened to my front suspension?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Charles Packer, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. My 2001 Forester's right front wheel struck a curb pretty
    hard. Afterward everything seemed to be okay -- no pulling
    to one side or anything. That is, until I drove at freeway
    speeds for the first time after the incident. Going around
    the curve of the on-ramp and then later changing lanes
    at high speed were experiences that were definitely...
    destabilizing. What has happened? How much will it cost?
     
    Charles Packer, Dec 20, 2010
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  2. Get it inspected by a trustworthy mech.

    (could be broken anti-sway bar or link)

    or ????
     
    1 Lucky Texan, Dec 20, 2010
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  3. It turns out that it wasn't the suspension after all. I came out to
    the
    car this morning and saw that the left rear tire was almost flat.
    I realized immediately that that was the cause of the squishy
    handling.
    Evidently it had been already significantly low yesterday without it
    being
    obviously visible. This is the first time I've ever rejoiced at seeing
    a
    deflated tire!
     
    Charles Packer, Dec 20, 2010
    #3
  4. well, that's a relief!
     
    1 Lucky Texan, Dec 20, 2010
    #4

  5. well, that's a relief!

    It's a Saturnalia Miracle!
     
    1 Lucky Texan, Dec 20, 2010
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