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I hit a tree.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TGurau, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    TGurau

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    So, I was offroading in this place near my cousins house and we were going up this hill. There were ruts on either side of the path and right at the end of the ruts, it shot my truck to the right and i hit a tree. It was nuts. Like a dumbass, I wasn't wearing my seat belt so I hit my head on the windshield and cracked it (i'm fine). The front end is very surprisingly! NO DAMAGE! I hit my front end and slid my tire into it. My front right tire hit the tree harder than my bumper did. It kind drives funny now. I can't explain it, but now my steering wheel is off. Do you guys know what kind of possible problems I should look for? I love my truck and I really don't one broken thing breaking other things.
     
  2. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    damn that sucks. hopefully it just knocked your alignment off. good luck
     
  3. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Get an alignment & you should be OK.
    Count your blessings - could have been worse!:)
     
  4. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    That does suck! Does it pull to one side when you let go of the steering wheel or when you apply the brakes?

    Got Pictures?
     
  5. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    hendooman

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    Bent wheel maybe? Does it drive straight or is the steering wheel just turned?
     
  6. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    TGurau

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    the steering wheel is turned when the wheels are straight. I actually went out to look at my truck and the right wheel is turned to the right when my left wheel is straight. I suspect a bent control arm. I'll post picks up tomorrow.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    It could be a couple things wrong with the suspension but I would get an alignment and the guy should tell you if anything is wrong. Glad you aren't hurt.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2010 at 1:21 AM
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    Thanks for your concerns guys. I'm going to get an alignment as soon as I can and hopefully, there won't be to much wrong.
     
  9. Jun 27, 2010 at 1:27 AM
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    derekabraham

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    Could be a bent spindle.
     
  10. Jun 27, 2010 at 1:32 AM
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    x2. Probably bent that spindle. Look at it closely and Compare it to the other side. I know they are left and right different but the build is the same.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2010 at 2:38 AM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    ^^^ i must agree with the bent spindle/knuckle hypothesis.
    i did almost the same thing to my 09(hit a tree with the tire) and the knuckle had bent, ever so slightly, but enough to knock the steering out of alignment and made it drive funny.
    tip: with the tires pointed straight ahead see if they both look the same. the one i hit looked like it was leaning in a little on the top. it was very hard to see the bend until i put the bent one right next to the new one
     
  12. Jun 27, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    with mine when i hit a car head on my rack and pinion, tie rods, coil and shock spindle were all bent also check your front diff a hard impact to one side can jam your CV axle into the carrier bearing of the front diff (aka youd need a new front diff and CV's) thats what happened to mine
     
  13. Jun 27, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    C17Guy

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    glad to hear your ok, and best wishes with the truck. i'm with the others, try and alignment (fire stone has life time alignments for $149.00), that way after the work you can get it aligned again.
     
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