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jordan2011 08-14-2008 08:45 AM

2001 mitsubishi Eclipse A-Frame/Lower control arm bent PLEASE HELP!!
 
I was planning on purchasing this car, I even went and took out a loan for it, for $2500. I get a call from the owner, (Friends) and her husband hit the ditch with it last night. She said that it busted the front pass. side tire, and bent the A-Frame/Lower control arm, and since that was bent, the wheel was about an inch further back. I have changed the A-frame, on other cars that have been wrecked, not a big deal. But my question is, do you think that there is some actual Frame damage as well? They said that there isnt, but this websites has helped me out alot. So I decided to post this on here. thanks. OH, They told me that I could now have the car, for only $1500, and it did not hurt any body parts, or blow the airbags even.

1ownerT 08-14-2008 09:15 AM

I would have the cars frame/unibody checked first, no damage you are getting a better deal. Damaged, you can get an estimate on the repairs.

jordan2011 08-14-2008 11:00 AM

Well, I am going to go up there on Monday, with a trailor, and I am going to look at it, and I think I should be able to tell, if its just the A-frame. But If the frame is damaged, I dont think it should be bent really really bad, so anyone have any idea of a price range of getting it fixed?

jordan2011 08-14-2008 11:03 AM

Well, they looked at it, and they said that the A-frame, is for sure bent, so I guess, my question is, if the A-frame bends, does it bend the actual frame too?

1ownerT 08-14-2008 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by jordan2011
Well, they looked at it, and they said that the A-frame, is for sure bent, so I guess, my question is, if the A-frame bends, does it bend the actual frame too?

Maybe, maybe not. Very hard to tell without it being checked, unless it is so bad it is obvious. Cost would be dependent on how bad and how much time on a frame machine it would take to straighten.
IMO, I would have it checked before dumping money into it, you would hate to have it eat front tires on a regular basis, if it is bent and nothing was done about it.

jordan2011 08-14-2008 11:26 AM

Ok, Well I am going to check it out, They said that the wheel is pushed back about an inch, and the tire is rubbing the fender. And I know that a bent control arm would do that, and if it is just bent back an inch, I dont think that would hurt the frame would it?

barnym17 08-15-2008 05:17 AM

Usually and I mean usually not always.The a frames are designed to bend to prevent frame damage in mild accidentsall you can do is put a straight one one and see how she looks.


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