2004 Mazda protege

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Asked by May 08, 2008 at 09:11 PM about the Mazda Protege

Question type: Car Customization

i drove hard into a cement block and think i bent my axle or something, i don't know much about cars but something looks bent... could i just hit it back into place with a hammer?

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well it depends on how many beeers you had when you hit the block... cause to fix it you need to double the amount of booze... and hits shit in reverse...

2,110

if your handy around cars pull the bent axle out and put it in a sturdy vise...pull like hell and compare straightness with a good quality straight edge...hopefully this helps and the skies remain blue...

55

First, your car is front wheel drive and the front CV axles are tucked up pretty well into the suspension. They wouldn't have bent, if they did, likely your front end would be taken off by that block. Second, if something in the undercarriage looks bent.. perhaps the lower rad support or a control arm or something then it'll likely need some professional attention. A bent rad support can lead to leaking condenser (smaller rad-like part in front of the radiator, part of the A/C system) or a leaking rad (bigger part behind this). Many things can go wrong when a sheet metal car meet concrete structures. If its purely cosmetic, which I highly doubt seeing as how bumpers are polyurethane (flexible plastic), then go at 'er with a hammer. If its something under the car thats bent and looks to be out of place, get it looked at.

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