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97XR7
08-10-2007, 10:22 AM
:confused:I spun my 97 Cougar around on a wet road and hit a curb. My back left wheel is now sitting at about a 25 degree angle. I looked it over really good thinking I'd bent my frame . Everything looks good with the frame. My spindle however is showing stress cracks on the upper control arm mount. It is bent about 3/8" but I'm not convinced this is the only problem. Does anyone have any suggestions or experiences? Thanks:confused:

Ddubb
08-10-2007, 10:35 AM
The upper control arms bend pretty easily. There isnt much to check, lower control arm, spindle, wheel, half shaft .. Ive seen a few Birds take impacts at the rear wheels and just taco the upper control arm.

- Dan

97XR7
08-10-2007, 10:38 AM
That's what i figured as well it's in great shape(the control arm). This thing has got me so stumped. For a proffesional mechanic I'm sure sucking on this one.