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Shaking and jerking while driving after accident


0zanethepane0

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I have a 88 ranger that has been in two collisions; one on each side. One was driver's side behind the front tire (motorcycle). It hit the control arm. The second was on the passenger side in front of the front tire. Now my camber angles are really negative (bottom of tire kicks out bad) and I can't turn all the way right anymore. My steering is....shall I say rickety as $#&@. Always making noises and shifting left and right constantly. I've wore out a set of 31x10.5 from my camber angle being so bad. Can someone please tell me what is most likely the culprit for the camber and how I should go about fixing my steering problem. And possibly shifting my whole front clip back to where it belongs?!?!?? Will upload pictures later if needed.
 


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After these incidents didn't the bodyshop(s) who did the repairs straighten the frame (if needed) & replace the damaged suspension items & after doing so send the vehicle out to an alignment shop to look after the wheel alignment?
 

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I have a 88 ranger that has been in two collisions; one on each side. One was driver's side behind the front tire (motorcycle). It hit the control arm. The second was on the passenger side in front of the front tire. Now my camber angles are really negative (bottom of tire kicks out bad) and I can't turn all the way right anymore. My steering is....shall I say rickety as $#&@. Always making noises and shifting left and right constantly. I've wore out a set of 31x10.5 from my camber angle being so bad. Can someone please tell me what is most likely the culprit for the camber and how I should go about fixing my steering problem. And possibly shifting my whole front clip back to where it belongs?!?!?? Will upload pictures later if needed.
Its difficult for us to say without really seeing the truck and maybe seeing some numbers from an alignment shop. You need to check for bad ball joints, loose components, bent components, broken parts, bent frame, etc.
 


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