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2003 Hyundai Tiburon Base 2dr Coupe I4 4-spd Auto

2003 Hyundai Tiburon
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Hatchback Coupe, Subcompact
23 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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November 20, 2012, 12:18 pm

Stephanie E
 

Question: What is wrong exactly?

The other day, I slid into a wall on the freeway exiting an off ramp. The body of the car is completely fine, however, my passenger side wheel hit the wall and was pushed in. I drove home the two blocks but in order to drive straight the wheel had to be turned 180 degrees to the right. Steering was horrendous and wheel was extremely touchy and wobbily. Whenever I pulled to the left there was a high pitched skreeching sound. I just want to know what exactly is wrong so I know how much money to save up to fix this so my car is driveable again.


December 4, 2012, 10:24 am

Elizabeth K
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Impossible to tell without looking at it, but my first guess is you bent the control arm and tie-rod. You can try taking some good photos and posting it on a Hyundai forum, or limping it to a shop and getting an estimate.


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