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    Vehicle : Vectra SRI 150

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    hi there,
    Im just wondering if someone would be able to give me a hand.
    i had an accident involving my 07 vectra sri and a curb and 50mph. ive had a new tyre, alloy, and had the tracking done but i think there is something else brocken as it just doesnt handle like it did before but i cant find anything broken and i cant decide if the wheel looks like it leaning or not. the guy who did my tracking looked about it briefly and said it looks fine. but lets say this isnt his speciality and it definately looks wrong to me could anybody help or even have a look at it with me, ive only had this car a month.

    If anyone could help it would be greately appreciated
    Owen

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    id be looking at drive shaft, droplink, lower arm, shockers infact everything on that side of the car, to be honest a 50mph smash could of done a hell of a lot of damage to almost all components on that side of the car.

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    probably just as easy to find somewhere that can do a full geometry check , some accident repair centres can do it & it will tell you for certain if something is out of line .

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    As above, Chances are that something is bent on that side now. I had similar a while back but with a pothole. Couldn't find what was causing the issues so I replaced all the suspension components. Worked a treat

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    Get a full alignment check done to check camber and caster not just toe

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    I live in Southampton but am in Scotland next week I have some SRI struts and top mounts available if it will help and can help you out but I suspect the lower wishbone and wheel will be damaged with an impact at 50mph.

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    you can pop round mine if you like, we can jack it up and give it the full once over to see if there is anything obvious, I am not far away from you either.
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    very kind offer from nige there.

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    maybe bent bottom arm, but this should be picked up when tracking done. i did the same and this was the culprit for me. good luck with it

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    hey guys thank you all for the offers. sorry i didnt reply didnt realise i wouldnt get a notification. iva had the work done now. cost me nearly £1100 to repair. had bent lower arm, shock, wheel, wheel hub, steering knuckle :/ or thats what they told me but i got all the parts back and the only thing i can see bent is the shock, which annouyes me a bit as i think theyve tried to con me. have done surface flatness and bend checks on everything and its all pretty straight. might of just been misalignment of the lower subframe as well,

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