Sonata repairs

Discussion in 'Hyundai' started by TheStepChild, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Got a call from the teenager girl that she was on the side of the road and the tire was under the car. 2008 Hyundai sonata

    After the car got towed home she said the steering was 'way off center and hard to turn the other day'.

    Looks like the lower ball joint popped and took the axle with it.

    First check says tie rods aren't broken. Should I replace them anyway?
    Put new wheel studs on too ? They look ok. Tire was still attached.

    It's dark now, I'll get a better look and a parts list after work tomorrow.

    Did some explaining that if the car isn't perfect, it would be a good idea to call before you drive it.

    A eye opener for me too. I haven't driven it in a month or so. I will now be driving it every other weekend.
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  2. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I remember when this happened to my Civic Si. I had about two seconds of warning before the left front end fell down on its knee.
    I'm glad it happened at 5 MPH instead of 50.
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