I have a 6 cylinder Mitsubishi Eclipse. It has front wheel drive. I recently hit a curb with my front wheel. It bent the wheel pretty badly and the steering wheel is now off-center. I replaced the wheel and the tires and had the front end aligned. I was told that there was no visable damage to the rest of the front end.
however since this has occurred, I have zero traction when on wet or snowy roads. Before I hit the front end I had great traction and could drive in the snow with anyone. Now I fishtail even on just a damp road. Could something be bent that is not visible or do I have a possible differential problem? Also there appears to be loader noise from underneath and the engine appears to be running harder like it needs to be shifted again, however the rpms are not any different than before. Finally it appears to be using alot more gas as well. Can anyone give me any adice as to what I should be looking for as a potentail cause for this problem. I do love my car and now I am afraid to drive it in bad weather.
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 AT 12:46 AM