Frontend 97 lincoln town car

Asked by Apr 05, 2017 at 11:47 PM about the 1997 Lincoln Town Car Executive

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ran of road ar about 10mph over
concrete irritation pipe hit tree rht side.tire
is now 2-3"back and was tilted out at top
Took to my front end guy got tire strsight
up and down is still in at front some can't
be adjusted  any more.we cant figure why
tire is back like it is.

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24,155

Control arm is bent. At least the lower arm, replace it.

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24,155

Then get it re-aligned.

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115,945

Maybe the body is bent.

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24,155

May have both arms bent a little measure the distance of both front tires/wheels to fender well straight toward the rear along the center of wheel holding the measuring tape horizontal see if the side got hit it closer to fender well.

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24,155

Your steering rods/links may also be bent too and check where the strut/shock mounts at top it may or body may be bent too.

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Thank you for your help everyone The measure on wheel is 2to3 inches further back then the not hit side.hope i can return the favors!

24,155

Front end guy if really a alignment tech would of known after cranking it so far out to can not adjust any more out, that its bent somewhere. 10mph, you can tell me was it 25-40mph?

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Enginecreator another good idea. Thanks again

24,155

Control arms.

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Enginecreator another good idea. Thanks again no it wsd no more then 10 I was going slow and the field wad very muddy car was sunk to the frame and bottom of body. tow truck could not winch out had to pull out with his truck

24,155

Welcome

Will let you know what we find out.if I can ever be of assistance to you don't hesitate to ask.

24,155

That too being pulled like that from sticky mud can bend stuff too. I'd get all the front end parts and possibly steering parts from another car and just replace that side and possibly steering rods/tie rods. Your brake hub/spindle should be fine but if its all together just put your brakes on it.

24,155

99% time its just the lower arm, and maybe a steering rod at low speed so I would myself just change the lower arm and see if when turning it feels funny even after line up. If the steering rod is bent it will be like driving on wet glass, never can get it perfectly straight.

24,155

Now if the tire was turned out to the right when it hit then likely that 1% is in effect here and both arms are bent and tie-rod to steering rod too or both.

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