DuncanCunningham wrote: ↑Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:04 am
2105 S bent steering arm
So, my wife was out about in the snow rounded a 90 degree corner hit and mounted the curb. Steering was off the rest of the way to work, about 1/3 of a mile.
I'm hoping that I can get that part replaced.
You got off pretty good
After the first snowfall last year and with the summer
tires that came with our off lease '12 So Cal Leaf, the Leaf slid all the way down a moderate hill, across a busy(at times) street and ended up with the front drivers tire stopping against the median curb
Luckily there wasn't any cars on the street the Leaf slid across but it did end up bending both steering arm and also the A thing that supports the lower ball joint area(the lowest black thing on your photo). The Leaf really drove squirrely and I ended up taking it to a local Minake auto. I was worried it would cost an arm and a leg but was happy the bill after replacing both bent parts was just north of $700, not even worth using our $500 deductible collision. Oh they also sent the Leaf to the Nissan dealer down the street who did a 4-wheel alignment on the car. If you just need the rod replaced I'd expect the cost to be around $500?? probably still need an alignment after the rod is replaced.
Oh this year I put real snows on that Leaf(Micheline X-ICE 3's) and the car is our best snow/ice handling vehicle now. I'll put the summer tires back on the Leaf come spring and then the snows next fall. By then hopefully all 8 tires will be worn and I can just put on a set of weather rated(3-snow peaks) winter tires that can also be used in the summer and forgo the $40/set tire swap fee come spring and fall.