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Old 12-11-2018, 07:03 AM
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Hey guys,
picked up my 2005 about 3 months ago and noticed a problem with rear driver wheel. Car does not drive funny or pull in any direction.

I did some research and only seen posts about bent toe arms bent upper and lower control arms and cracked knuckles interfering with alignment or pushing a wheel in or out.

Issue im having is my driver rear wheel is literally pushed back towards the rear bumper. So pretty much not centered how it should be. Comparing it to the passenger side it looks normal from what I can see. Nothing looks “bent”.

I was determining wether to take it to a alignment shop or frame shop. Reason being is toe and camber can only be adjusted and don’t think those adjustments would move the wheel back and forth like the front caster adjustment, correct?

Any ideas of what hat could have happened. I was thinking maybe rear subframe shift? But would it be possible for the driver side to have only shifted?

thanks for any info or direction!!

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Old 12-11-2018, 09:38 AM
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Toe and camber adjustment will move wheel fore/aft position slightly.

Make sure your subframe is centered also.

If neither is the case, figure out what's bent. Its usually a spindle.
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:32 AM
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I did take a peek at the subframe and alignment holes, it seems to be right. Holes look to match up correctly. To shift the subframe it would have to take a hard hit no? other things to be noticeably bent or even broken with a hard hit?
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Sometimes, the subframe can come loose or shift without being hit.

Don't over torque the bolts, though, as tempting as it is.
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I’ll take another look. I did notice a slight gap between a spot that differed from the passenger side but thought maybe that’s was just the way that spot was. I’ll try and post some pictures of everything when I get home. Maybe someone can see something I can’t in the pics.

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Driver

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There go some pics. Apologies if they are big and up close. Not much room down here.

Possible knuckle replacement?? And subframe re-alignment??
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Driver side as you can see the small hole clearly and the big gap to the frame

Pass side you can barley see the small hole and gap is a lot smaller to frame

Pass side again
any help or advice would be appreciated.
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