AE86 issues please help!

Swooki
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AE86 issues please help!

Postby Swooki » Fri May 22, 2020 8:33 pm

1) Tie rods not aligning so one wheel tilts inwards while other one is straight.. how to fix?


2) Is my whole car bent that's why the bumper is not aligned?

https://ibb.co/027xt88

The link is the picture.
Here is the picture.. Is the whole car bent? Bumper? I am not sure.. please help

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Nick94tt
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Re: AE86 issues please help!

Postby Nick94tt » Sat May 23, 2020 1:59 pm

Front end accident... slide into a curb with the brakes locked up?

If you cant adjust the tie rods enough to get the alignment straight, something is bent. Probably something along the lines of a bent tension rod or partially crushed mount.

Easiest way to check is get the car up on safe jackstands - lol harborfrieght... And measure from fixed points in the ae86 body manual. It's what the body shop would do. Will tell you if the mounting locations are still in the correct place. Then you can check for bent parts.

http://files.aeu86.org/manuals/AE86Manual.pdf

Pages BO-51 through BO-53. pdf page 294-296

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Re: AE86 issues please help!

Postby Swooki » Sat May 23, 2020 9:18 pm

Nick94tt wrote:Front end accident... slide into a curb with the brakes locked up?

If you cant adjust the tie rods enough to get the alignment straight, something is bent. Probably something along the lines of a bent tension rod or partially crushed mount.

Easiest way to check is get the car up on safe jackstands - lol harborfrieght... And measure from fixed points in the ae86 body manual. It's what the body shop would do. Will tell you if the mounting locations are still in the correct place. Then you can check for bent parts.

http://files.aeu86.org/manuals/AE86Manual.pdf

Pages BO-51 through BO-53. pdf page 294-296


What do you mean by partially crushed mount? and i am not sure how to check for the bents lol.

https://ibb.co/dg6H78c - By radiator support
https://ibb.co/sKCyn3y - Passenger side

Here is how it looks

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Re: AE86 issues please help!

Postby Nick94tt » Sun May 24, 2020 6:49 am

Looks like some relatively light "frame" damage - but looks mean nothing when I cant lay hands on it to check. There are specific collision repair shops that can put the car on a rack and use hydraulic pushers and pullers to bend things back out to straight'ish. Not always cheap, but you might catch a deal.

You can easily check if you open those pages in the manual I linked. You measure the difference between specific holes shown in the pictures. If they're different the car is bent and needs repair (pulled and pushed on a frame rack / pulled between trees with a comealong)

You're doing this:

https://youtu.be/eoZQ6W0HSRI

The difference is you're doing it at home, the pictures are in that manual all on 2 pages, you'll be far less accurate, and using a tape measure. It'll get you close enough to know how far off the mount points are.

The mount I was referring to secures the tension rod.

Image

If it was damaged in the crash it would likely throw your alignment way off.

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