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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-14-2012, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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2010 Cobalt Lt 2 Door Model Lower a Frame Broke

Last night i had the lower A frame on the right side of the car brake on me trying to figure out weather it was a faulty weld or if it was from the hitting the curb, which should not have broke the a frame due to the fact that i was not going very fast when i made the turn. the right front wheel did hit but the hub cab was the only part that was damaged on the wheel its self, the wheel was pushed back a little on the frame....



anyone heard of people having the lower A frames braking on them? i think mine my have happened because the wheel was pushed back but not sure. just wanted to hear if anyone else had this happen or heard of it happening?

the car only has 26,000 miles or so on it.. pretty sure a weld like that is not suppose to brake that easily

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You must mean break!!! Have you got a picture? But if you hit something the weakess link will break first but something has to give.

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[yeah it meant break lol my bad..... yeah i have a picture of the way that the wheel is turned but not were the break is. i will upload the pict i have in just a minute. if i had a picture of behind the wheel or the wheel taken of the front right side i could point out were the break is.


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Holy that's bad. Sometimes joints just fail randomly, bad metal from the get go. My neighbors f350 steering arm joint just snapped pulling into the driveway. Stuff like this just gotta be lucky and glad your not hurt!
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By the looks of the damage to the wheel, you hit that curb hard enough to break a lower control arm.

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