1998 Honda Accord Tires and Wheeel

Tiny
OPEYEMI
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 220,000 MILES
Please help, I just changed a rusted strut/ engine support beam (or may be not the name) spanning under the engine between the two tyre and now observed that the left hand tyre is about 30mm inward than the right hand tire. This affect the alignments, and the general balance and I feel the vehicle tilting towards left when driving. Please what can I do to rectify this?
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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 AT 10:47 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Opeyemi,

Do you mean the subframe?

Did you replace the front or rear subframe?

Were the lower control arms replaced?

Are the wheel slanting inwards or outwards?
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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 AT 11:58 AM
Tiny
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Yes the front sub-frame, I tried to replace the lower control arm but I was informed by my technician that it is of same size in the market and I can never get any one longer that what I have.

The wheel is slanting inward at the upper part and outward on the lower part but in over all, if you use the fender to judge the position, it is still short of the right position when compared with the other side (right hand side)

Thanks for your interest in my problem. I really desired a complete solution because I have changed this subframe twice now trying to solve the problem
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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 AT 1:18 PM
Tiny
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Did you check the upper arm bushes and ball joint?

Was this problem present before replacement of the subframe?
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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 AT 1:29 PM
Tiny
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I didn't notice such problem before now. I have paid for all the ball joints and upper control arm to be change but i'm afraid it might not solve the problem because to me it seem the problem is from the subframe/lower control arm. Are the subframes customized? Because the subframe seems not to be symentry
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Friday, September 24th, 2010 AT 2:36 AM
Tiny
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The subframe is not exactly symmetrical but the lower arm is attached to the main cross member so the subframe should not be the cause.

You should check the chassis for impact damages.

Is the right hand side wheel slanting opposite from the left or is it correct and only the left is slanting?

Lower control arms are in one size but never rule out the possibility of the part being from a different model.
Measure the upper and lower arm lenght from the inner bush to the balljoint to confirm they are of equal lenght.
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Friday, September 24th, 2010 AT 6:58 AM

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