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Old 07-31-2016, 10:13 PM   #11
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Just for ha-ha'*, what is your side of the accident?

She hit my driver side door and in turn I hit the divider....She was trying to take an exit while she was in the far left lane and hit me driving in the middle lane
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Oh man, I hate seeing this kind of thing go down, and is one of the reasons I carry full coverage.

Sorry bud :(

I hope there isn't further tranny damage.

And they only way to get payment is to either get the other person'* insurance carrier to accept liability for the accident. I am curious what she told them to get them to think you were to blame for it.

Unless you sued...
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Well, she had full coverage so her insurance will take care of her. I didn't see any reason to get full coverage on a 10 year old Impala. So can you guys assist me with replacing my wheel bearing. Would help me out a lot
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Better have a good 5lb sledge hammer to get that wheel bearing off, and also buy a new spindle nut, because you want to unscrew the spindle nut on the axle till the top of the nut is flush with the end of the axle, that way toy do not damage any splines or threads while banging on it.
Be sure to have something like some PBlaster on hand, spray the spindle nut, and splines as good as you can, let it set for a while then spray it again.
Then prepare to John Henry that thing, you have to hit it pretty hard, unless you live in a really rust free state.

As for brands, go with Moog or OE Ac Delco..

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nothing all that hard to change here

you'll need new strut (Quick strut) about $200
axel around $70
new output shaft seal $10
maybe control arm w/ball joint if messed up $150-200
tools $100, prybar, sockets, etc, maybe go easy on yourself..invest in an electric impact at your local harbor freight store

if you dont have tools, jack, stands... just take it to a local mechanic....not dealer
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Better have a good 5lb sledge hammer to get that wheel bearing off, and also buy a new spindle nut, because you want to unscrew the spindle nut on the axle till the top of the nut is flush with the end of the axle, that way toy do not damage any splines or threads while banging on it.
Be sure to have something like some PBlaster on hand, spray the spindle nut, and splines as good as you can, let it set for a while then spray it again.
Then prepare to John Henry that thing, you have to hit it pretty hard, unless you live in a really rust free state.

As for brands, go with Moog or OE Ac Delco..

What else do you need to know?

Well, I'm afraid to take off the break calipers lol. I'm afraid I won't be able to put them in the correct position once I get them off. I was quoted $190 to replace one wheel bearing. The bearings cost $80 each (autozone) so I would be saving $180 to replace both.
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Getting the calipers in the correct position is not that hard.
Especially if you are not replacing the pads, you may need to compress the piston a tad so they go back on easier, I am not sure if yours are the screw in type, or the kind where you can use a big C Clamp.
Before anything i'd just try to carefully slide them back on, if they slide off ok then they should slide back on ok.

With wheel bearings you do not have to always replace the other side, but I like to do so as a preventative measure..

What about all the other parts you need, you are going to replace those right?
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Getting the calipers in the correct position is not that hard.
Especially if you are not replacing the pads, you may need to compress the piston a tad so they go back on easier, I am not sure if yours are the screw in type, or the kind where you can use a big C Clamp.
Before anything i'd just try to carefully slide them back on, if they slide off ok then they should slide back on ok.

With wheel bearings you do not have to always replace the other side, but I like to do so as a preventative measure..

What about all the other parts you need, you are going to replace those right?

Already replaced the bent strut with a new one $63 and came with the spring with one day shipping on amazon! I was really happy about that lol. Control arm was fixed, axle was fixed (car needs an alignment badly) but can't do alignment until I replace the wheel bearing. Boy, they sure build these impala police cars well lol.

I hydroplaned into a ditch full of water doing 60MPH and my two rear wheels blew off but car sustained no damage and now I got into this accident doing 65MPH and slammed into the divider with no serious mechanical damage.
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My key broke in the ignition (still starts) any tips on getting it out? or do I need to take it to a locksmith?
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I still haven't gotten around to fixing my hub bearing but I'm getting this weird noise from the front of the car when I break slowly at a redlight. Sound is hard to describe. Imagine a squeaky door being opened and closed. That'* what it sounds like. The car also shakes back and forth a little.
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