Australian Car Repair Issues? Ask an Auto Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi there, Where did the 'roo contact? wheel or under the front? You're more likely to have a toe-in issue than have upset the camber. Which ever way, you need to take it to a front end mechanic or at the very least to a tyre service for a wheel alignment. Tell both that you've hit something & to check for damage. The wheel aligner may not be able to do the work, but will tell you what's wrong..CheersScott
How do adjust the toe- in, im trying to do as much as possible myself, i live about 500 ks north of mt isa so i dont think ill make it there
First, jack up the front of the vehicle & make sure nothing is loose - grab the wheels & try & shake them. Sight under the front end for anything that looks bent/damaged.It's almost out of scope to advise you on any wheel alignment adjustment verbally, but I'll try. If nothing is loose in the front end, drop the car back to ride height, centre the steering wheel & sight along the front wheel outers to the rear wheels. You want the fronts to be aligned with the rear, pointing straight ahead & parallel. Note what change needs to be made. You then need to locate the tie rod adjusters which will be on the steering rods Loosen the nuts & screw/unscrew the adjusters in the appropriate direction to achieve 'parallel' wheels. Retighten nuts & test drive. If the front end is damaged seriously or something is loose I wouldnt recommend driving it..I hope this helpsCheers Scott
Thanks Scot, the alignment looks fairly good but the top of right hand side front wheel is leaning into the car, its not vertical & when i drive it the inside of the wheel is getting chewed up and is doing the same on the other side as well but the roo only struck one side, any idea on how i can get them vertical.