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.
my rear left wheel is out of specs. severe alignment issue on 2002 Honda Civic
by nfhs04 in Garland, TX on November 10, 2011
ANSWER by mastertech6371 , November 10, 2011
yes, stay away from the dealer and go to another shop that can identify the failed part and give you a bid. Roy
ANSWER by patrick mannion , November 10, 2011
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.
ANSWER by techmoe , November 12, 2011
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.