» » »

Honda Q&A

Ask Your Question

2002 Honda Civic Question: my rear left wheel is out of specs. severe alignment issue

 

Question

nfhs04, 1.7L 4 Cylinder, Garland, TX, November 10, 2011, 08:45
 Rookie

i got 2 alignments and then i found out that an alignment wont fix the problem. i went to a honda dealership and firestone and they both confirmed that my left rear wheel is "out of specs". Honda wanted to charge me to $1300 to fix the problem. the car is an '02 and is only worth $5000-$5500 according to Kbb.

firestone couldn't even give me an estimate on it but the mechanic recommended that I get new front tires and rotate at every oil change. the car pulls some when i drive that i am used to steering it straight.

is there a better price to get this fixed.

3 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    mastertech6371 November 10, 2011, 08:52
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    yes, stay away from the dealer and go to another shop that can identify the failed part and give you a bid.

    Roy

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, November 10, 2011, 21:10
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    The trailing arm bushings wear on those cars but there are after market bushings available that are cheap and easier to replace, find a good shop in your area that specialize in Honda/Acura.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #3

    techmoe from M & M Auto Service, November 12, 2011, 08:05
    Profile_thumbnail
     Technician

    hi thear is a repair kit for the rear two upper control arm and shocks.
    the parts run about $400 to $500 labor $250 + alignmnet.

    Reply
    Flag This