The vehicle was hit in the drivers side wheel well crush zone. Since the design of unibody is meant to absorb energy in the crush zones from the front or rear collision. How is the energy transmitted when it is hit directly?
The vehicle was going west and another vehicle(going north) hit it in the wheel well, destroying the wheel, ripping the shock and strut in two.
How do you determine the path of indirect damage?
Photo Note: The bumper and grill removed for damage analysis.
Issues: leak in coolant, under engine case, oil leak located near coolant tank. Engine vibrations, squeak in the back end, brakes grinding
all doors misaligned, hood misaligned increase wind noise drivers side door - also rattles, knocking noise in passenger side wheel well, loss of acceleration, ticking when accelerate, whirling noise from serp belt.
What happens when the unibody is off by 12mm and over tolerance in 6 other areas. What issues arise when unibody is off.
Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 7:12 PM