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post #1 of 14 Old 01-06-2017, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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So last night as I was coming home in the snow, I hit a very icy patch and slid into the curb, knocking the right front wheel all sorts of out (Think broken leg sticking out at an ungodly angle... like that only with the wheel). I was able to get it mostly out of the way before it all locked up and I got out and looked at it (yes, I know, I should not have tried to move it at all... it was cold, late, and I was in the middle of the road, it needed to be moved as much as I could). I eventually got it towed and was able to go up there this morning to look at it before the mechanic was able to get around to it. It looks like I sheared the lower ball joint, and I am missing part of the brake rotor (not sure where it is, maybe in the caliper?). Of note, once everything stopped moving, the engine would rev, and it sounded like the wheels were spinning, but when I stopped and put it back in park there was a grinding feel in the shifter, not real pronounced. I did wait for everything to stop, and my engine was back to idle, so maybe the torque converter? not really sure at this point.

My biggest concern is that I did damage to the tranny/engine when it locked up. I have my insurance claim working now, and will update with the final verdict on damage. But wanted to get any thoughts as to what else may be damaged or what this all may end up costing.

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It sounds like a pretty bad impact and has obviously done a lot of damage. The best thing is to wait for the mechanical report. It could be any of the faults you described.

Good luck.

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Ouch, sorry to hear that. I am in Pittsburgh too. The weather got a little crazy last night. It was my first time with my CX-3 in the snow. I just bought mine on 12/31.
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Terrible! Absolutely terrible!

Totally helpless when you hit ice. About all you can do is swear that next time you'll get studded tires. Up here in Maine, whenever I ask someone why they have studded tires, invariably they recite a similar incident.

Anchorman: "It could be any of the faults you described".
Me: Or, it could be all the faults you described

But I would expect your insurance company will treat you right ... so "not to worry".

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Thanks for the kind words all. Just got the diagnosis/estimate from the shop, it needs new:
Right Front Steering Knuckle
Right Front Brake Caliper
Right Front Brake Rotor
Right Front Axle
Right Front Wheel and Tire
Total came out to about $3700 from the shop, now to wait and see what my insurance has to say on Monday. The shop is going to use all new factory parts to maintain the warranty which makes me feel a little better, I am just happy that I am okay and that there is no body damage. Hopefully I will have it back this time next week and all will be well.

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Oh wow that's horrible. Thankfully you're OK.

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That's not nearly as bad as it could have been.

I would also insist on an alignment ... ensure there's no structural damage to the "frame".

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That's not nearly as bad as it could have been.

I would also insist on an alignment ... ensure there's no structural damage to the "frame".
Definitely on the alignment. I am thinking of insisting that after the repairs are done that it is checked at the dealer just to be on the safe side. With all the electronic controls on it, I want to make sure all the computer settings are right and everything was done to OEM spec.

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Your dealer is not doing the repairs? If it's a "regular" body shop, how were they able to determine there's no internal damage to the differential, transmission, etc.?

Yes, before authorizing anything, I'd have an in-depth talk with the insurance company.

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omggg i cringed when i read that
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