Pot-Hole Messed-up Alightnment or what damage to the Camary 2011?

Old 01-21-14, 01:29 PM
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Pot-Hole Messed-up Alightnment or what damage to the Camary 2011?

Toyota Camery 2011

I felt a heavy-bump after drove into 'large hole/pot-hole' this afernoon when having driven in the vicinity of the construction site. I didn't drive fast, about 40 miles per hour, but it was pretty scary after that.

There are two obvious damages I can see after coming back home to inspect it carefully,
One is 'small crack' to Hub-cap on driver's side
and, other is Tire of driver's side is slightly 'off'

It's hard to tell what extent of the damage 'pot-hole' caused to the front side of the Camary, due to snowing steadily and plus pretty slippery to drive.

Any idea what damage to the front side/driver's side of the Camary got?

Old 01-21-14, 02:39 PM
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More operational than cosmetic, IMO. Alignment is gone, that is a given. You could have damaged CV joints, and other suspension related problems. Won't know until it is on a rack.
Old 01-21-14, 03:18 PM
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Maybe bent a tierod end slightly, that would be the relatively cheap end of the spectrum. Could also bend control arm or strut, that would be the more expensive stuff.

Of course you know I'm going to say you should have called a tow truck.
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I'd inspect the rim as well and it's possible for this wheel and tire to now be out of balance.
Old 01-22-14, 05:46 PM
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If the impact was bad enough, you could also have a broken belt in the tire, but after repairs and a 4 wheel alignment, that should show up.
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need to get it checked out
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When the weather gets manageable , I would investigate the wheel / tire first . If you have a full size spare ( not a doughnut spare ) , put the spare on & test drive . If not , swap , front to back , the tire / wheel on that side of the car .

Also , with the wheel cover off , you may be able to see a bent wheel / rim .

If this is not the problem , visually inspect the suspension parts ( under the car ) . Do not know if you can see the shock / strut well enough to inspect ? Any leaking hydraulic fluid ?

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