hit a curb and now my steering wheel is off center and my wheel leans out

Asked by Dec 29, 2015 at 12:11 AM about the 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Front end

2 Answers

250,655

Time to take a trip to your local garage and have them inspect the car for what part is broke or our of alignment. I suspect at least a tie-rod end or ball joint and or control arm was damaged, not to mention the rim and or tire.

5,365

You definitely knocked out your alignment. A tie rod would be the minimum and most likely but a 97 could have worn ball joints also. Tom has the right idea... go to an alignment shop pronto!

Your Answer

Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    1,640
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,550
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
743 Great Deals out of 42,668 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Corvette
255 Great Deals out of 22,284 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
425 Great Deals out of 31,674 listings starting at $2,395
Used Ford F-150
2,217 Great Deals out of 180,842 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
70 Great Deals out of 4,183 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
570 Great Deals out of 34,619 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
44 Great Deals out of 2,727 listings starting at $4,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
271 Great Deals out of 15,831 listings starting at $2,997
Used Porsche Boxster
45 Great Deals out of 1,125 listings starting at $3,995
Used Jaguar XK-Series
28 Great Deals out of 652 listings starting at $3,995
Used Mercury Cougar
212 listings starting at $1,421
Used Porsche 911
114 Great Deals out of 4,706 listings starting at $10,894

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.