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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-02-2016, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Car totaled or can it be fixed

Hit a curb a little but on a bad angle say possible break lines broken oil pan and axle can this be saved in anyway?
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I guess it depends on what all has to be changed out, if its just the axle and oil pan, no problem. even add the lower control arm, and all your other front suspension components and i'd think it would definitely be worth it.


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Hit a curb a little but on a bad angle say possible break lines broken oil pan and axle can this be saved in anyway?
Two of my kids have run cars up on curbs and caused steering and suspension damage. Both were GM w-bodies, which have some similarity to the G6 (Epsilon platform). In one case (99 Lumina), we needed a sub frame from the junk yard, an inner tie rod, a strut mount and a wheel. The sub frame included control arms so I didn't need to purchase one separately. The other car (2002 Impala) needed two wheels, a control arm and a strut mount. I think we ultimately replaced the rack as well, altho that may not have been related.

Your oil pan (tran pan?) is broken, so you have more than just suspension/steering damage to consider. I'd be concerned about damage to the bottom end of the motor, either due to impact, or due to the motor still turning when the oil was drained.

If the motor and transmission are OK, the other stuff is within reach for many DIY'ers. So maybe you can get running again.


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I think it really depends on how bad the undercarriage has been hit when you mounted the curb. Best to get your car to a proper mechanic and get it checked out. You don't want to be thinking about driving with something improperly fixed anyway. As long as you've got a good comprehensive car insurance plan or a good extended warranty, you might be able to sneak in a bit of a cash back from that I hope!
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