So my 2009 civic sedan hit a curb at the passenger side, and both passenger side tires blew. I got new tires and an alignment, and now there's no vibration or noise at low or high speeds while going straight (although the steering turns whenever the car hits a bump).
However, the front passenger tire is slightly bent towards the back and whenever I turn the steering wheel right like 180 degrees the tire hits the wall and makes noise. When I turn left or right and the car hits a bump, I get a high pitched squeak. There is no play in the tire when I jack it up.
I went to the Honda dealer to see if they could fix this issue and they came up with a very expensive quote in which they would change the strut, knuckle, bearing, wheel, and the lower control arm. I plan to start these replacements with the help of a friend, and have the following questions/comments:
- I'll start with the lower control arm. How reliable are aftermarket parts?
- Do I really need to change the steering knuckle and inner/outer tie rods? How do I know if they have gone bad?
- I'm not sure if I need to change the wheel bearing or the strut. If I do change the strut do I need to change them on both left and right sides?